Why do you write using WE instead of I ?

The majority of individual writers use “we” instead of “I”. Why is that?

#False modesty

You attribute your good work to the genius who composes the other part of the “we”.

#Majestic plural

You miss the late 12th century when the use of a plural pronoun referred to a single person holding a high office, such as a sovereign.

#Irresponsibility

You are scared by the responsibility implied by “I”. If your writing is bad, there is no “we” to protect you from critics.

#Social norm

You simply follow the social norms because everyone do that.

#Schizophrenia

You are schizophrenic and you think that you are two or more in your head.

#Social legitimacy

You think that the group implied by “we” will reinforce your legitimacy.

#Grammatical errors

You don’t know that when you speak for yourself you have to use the first person singular.

#Liar

You lie because according to the Harvard Business Review “A person who’s lying tends to use “we” more”

#Presumptuous

You dare to speak for others without their consent.

#Collectivist

You think that society is greater than individual and the latter should express himself through the group.


Speak for yourself ;)

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