What is the difference between sulking and complaining?
- busterwasmycatLv 71 month agoFavourite answer
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).
- bluebellbkkLv 71 month ago
Sulking is done silently, or almost silently.
Complaining is the opposite.
- ZirpLv 71 month ago
complaining requires someone to hear/read your complaint.
You can sulk without anybody else noticing
- RPLv 71 month ago
Sulking is being sad or sullen whereas complaining is voicing discontent.
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- David KLv 61 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.
- Anonymous1 month ago