Quoting Steve McConville (mcconville.steve at gmail.com):
> > I'm curious about what your theory is, in prefacing your post with that
> > request.
>> I'm just guessing but...
>> Ward, A., & Brenner, L. (2006). Accentuate the negative: The positive
> effects of negative acknowledgment. Psychological Science, 17(11),
>> There's a summary at
Interesting paper, albeit more about self-deprecating opening statements
to presentations, than about "Because you're such considerate people,
kindly be good enough to avoid going out of your way to flambee me
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