What is the difference between sulking and complaining?

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  • 1 month ago
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    complaining is putting the dislike into words.  sulking is showing it through behavior and mannerisms.  Basically, sulking is a passive-aggressive form of complaining.  It sends the message in a plausibly-deniable way (I am not complaining, yet you are even if you are saying nothing).

  • 1 month ago

    Sulking is done silently, or almost silently.

    Complaining is the opposite.

  • Zirp
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    complaining requires someone to hear/read your complaint.

    You can sulk without anybody else noticing

  • RP
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Sulking is being sad or sullen whereas complaining is voicing discontent.

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  • 1 month ago

    To sulk does not require any comment by sulker, and is passive aggressive. To complain, however, is to openly state disagreement. It is possible to discuss and resolve an issue with a complainer, but all a sulker wants is pity and sympathy.

  • Anonymous
    1 month ago

    None.

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