As a blind person; I meet many people in my life who go out of their way to be politically correct around me. They are very careful in their choice of words when speaking with me. But they often become flustered rather rapidly when I hand them a line they don’t have a scripted response for.
The good news for them: In many circles they are seen by their associates as trying to be considerate. The bad news: They and their associates tell me loads about who they really are when exercising what they think is proper behavior; all in an effort to demonstrate curtesy through political correctness.
However, the fact of the matter is that politically correct people are Baiters. “Yup!” People who know all the right buzz words and socially acceptable things to say to any given individual are the people I avoid. This is because knowing exactly what to say based on an individual’s religion, sexual orientation, disability, etcetera, covers up what and who politically correct people truly are; generally falling partially if not fully into the categories of Back Stabber, Abuser, Imposter, taker, Exploiter, and Reckless.
“Yeah!” What is written here might come as a shock to you, especially if you are an individual who is searching for politically correct things to say, or even ways to act. However, the truth of the matter is, Politically Correct Words and other behaviors Scream, “Sleaze Bag,” and, “I’m Not Trustworthy,” in every syllable.
Now, that’s not to say that their aren’t people out there who expect to be treated with political correctness. Yup! There are jerks in every crowd. However, the truth of the matter is, they are few and very far between. Even a blind person like myself would rather that you be yourself around me rather than a cultivated want to be version of yourself that just isn’t you.
Also, keep in mind that, if your brand of political correctness doesn’t tip someone off to the fact that you are a dirt bag, your attempting to be politically correct just might clue someone in to the fact that you are an insecure individual with low self-esteem. “Yes!” If you are worried about being politically correct simply because you are afraid you might offend someone, this two isn’t going to really help you much in social situations either, especially around highly perceptive folks like myself.
So, the best advice I can give to anyone searching for ways to improve their politically correct behaviors is to simply, “Stop.”