Having an Opinion vs. Being Opinionated

On reason, insecurities and being a dickhead

Image Credit: Adam Sporka

I have an opinion

I have a strong conviction but I know I may be wrong. I challenge you but I am open to be challenged. I am critical but it’s not personal. I want to change your mind but I am ready to change mine. I am assertive but respectful. When I am wrong it’s a learning moment. My opinion is an opinion. I am not my opinion.

I am opinionated

I am convinced because I am right. I challenge you because I know better. I am critical because you’re wrong. I want to change your mind because you are wrong. I attack because you are wrong. My opinion is the opinion. I am my opinion.