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    The Thai trait of mock anger

    I've been impressed with how Thai people deal with their children. Instead of getting angry, they often use mock anger : the mother will use an obviously artificial high tone in her voice, without injecting any real anger. The child then knows that it is out of line and that this is a warning.

    The thing is that real nastiness and confrontation is avoided and everyone can often have a laugh about it all if the child (or adult) gets the message and backs off their behaviour.

    My wife uses this with me sometimes and things work out fine. I think it's a sophisticated means of dealing with interpersonal problems, because it takes a straddle between real anger and just letting it all go without reacting.

    What do other members think ? Any stories to tell about it ?

    And how many other cultures use this ???

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    There are lots of stories in the news, usually reporting the alleged anger of "Thai netizens. "


    The latest example: "The video has invoked wrath among Thai netizens."
    http://teakdoor.com/thailand-and-asi...ing-irish.html (American woman caught on camera giving Irish man a blow job by angry Jamaican man.)

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    Quote Originally Posted by StevenR View Post
    It happens everywhere. Do you ever leave Thailand?
    My (Thai) wife and I are now living in Australia. Unfortunately, mock anger here is rare. Usually people are either patient with their kids / partners, or slightly lose the plot.

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    Difficult to tell if it's mock or not, a machete in hand often means it's real.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stroller View Post
    Difficult to tell if it's mock or not, a machete in hand often means it's real.

    A machete with a Thai sardonic smile.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thaimeme View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by stroller View Post
    Difficult to tell if it's mock or not, a machete in hand often means it's real.

    A machete with a Thai sardonic smile.




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    I find that Thais adults reward bad behavior when out in public. Once a child starts to misbehave, say in a supermarket, they get bought a treat. It's the easy option. I've lost count of the times I've seen a child smacking grandma in a tantrum only to be rewarded with an ice-cream.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    I find that Thais adults reward bad behavior when out in public. Once a child starts to misbehave, say in a supermarket, they get bought a treat. It's the easy option. I've lost count of the times I've seen a child smacking grandma in a tantrum only to be rewarded with an ice-cream.
    That happens everywhere among lower class people. Whether it's Westies in Auckland/Sydney, Eastenders in London, or trailer trash in the US.
    Yes, it's the easy option.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    I've been impressed with how Thai people deal with their children. Instead of getting angry, they often use mock anger : the mother will use an obviously artificial high tone in her voice, without injecting any real anger. The child then knows that it is out of line and that this is a warning.

    The thing is that real nastiness and confrontation is avoided and everyone can often have a laugh about it all if the child (or adult) gets the message and backs off their behaviour.

    My wife uses this with me sometimes and things work out fine. I think it's a sophisticated means of dealing with interpersonal problems, because it takes a straddle between real anger and just letting it all go without reacting.

    What do other members think ? Any stories to tell about it ?

    And how many other cultures use this ???



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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by StevenR View Post
    It happens everywhere. Do you ever leave Thailand?
    My (Thai) wife and I are now living in Australia. Unfortunately, mock anger here is rare. Usually people are either patient with their kids / partners, or slightly lose the plot.
    Which category are you in?

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    I like it cos I can get genuinely angry and freaked, thus letting off steam, then smile and pretend it was all a joke.

    I get angry and nobody loses face.
    A win-win situation, I reckon

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    My nippers are 6 and 8 , it's no different from anywhere else really, the wife sets the ground rules and the kids follow, i like the way Asians bring the kids up to respect the elders, they certainly don't that in the west anymore, she takes takes no shit from the little bar stewards, me, on the other hand, they know I'm a soft touch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    There are lots of stories in the news, usually reporting the alleged anger of "Thai netizens. "


    The latest example: "The video has invoked wrath among Thai netizens."
    http://teakdoor.com/thailand-and-asi...ing-irish.html (American woman caught on camera giving Irish man a blow job by angry Jamaican man.)
    But there are varying degrees; usually it starts with "outrage".

    I'm guessing it then progresses to "wrath", somewhere via "ire".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post

    My wife uses this with me sometimes and things work out fine. I think it's a sophisticated means of dealing with interpersonal problems, because it takes a straddle between real anger and just letting it all go without reacting.
    Your wife deals with you in the same way she would a small child?

    Wow. How sad is that?

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker
    the wife sets the ground rules and the kids follow,
    My kids know how to work their mother. Right from birth it's natural for kids to test the boundary to see how far they can go. If my kids want something then it's a question of time and manipulation before they get it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer View Post

    My wife uses this with me sometimes and things work out fine. I think it's a sophisticated means of dealing with interpersonal problems, because it takes a straddle between real anger and just letting it all go without reacting.
    Your wife deals with you in the same way she would a small child?

    Wow. How sad is that?
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    ^ These two posters both make really moronic comments. How sad is that ???

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    Always shocks me back home how badly western brats carry on in public with the parents doing nothing about it, Thai kids are generally much better behaved, and so much cuter of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by beerlaodrinker View Post

    They certainly don't that in the west anymore
    You can lay that firmly at the feet of the Australian system that has removed all power from the Adult.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragonfly94 View Post
    Always shocks me back home how badly western brats carry on in public with the parents doing nothing about it, Thai kids are generally much better behaved, and so much cuter of course.
    Thai kids are amazingly well behaved, from the moment they make their first wai.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    There are lots of stories in the news, usually reporting the alleged anger of "Thai netizens. "


    The latest example: "The video has invoked wrath among Thai netizens."
    http://teakdoor.com/thailand-and-asi...ing-irish.html (American woman caught on camera giving Irish man a blow job by angry Jamaican man.)
    But there are varying degrees; usually it starts with "outrage".

    I'm guessing it then progresses to "wrath", somewhere via "ire".
    It seems to start with being upset, then increases to being angry, and goes right up to being furious and enraged...



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    Quote Originally Posted by ENT
    Thai kids are amazingly well behaved, from the moment they make their first wai.
    Do you live in Thailand? The most spoiled and prone to tantrum kids anywhere in the world. They boys being the worst.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Latindancer
    I've been impressed with how Thai people deal with their children. Instead of getting angry, they often use mock anger :
    That must be the secret to why Thai children are so polite and well behaved. Dumbass

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