Here is what "no" means:
--I don't trust you
--I'm too busy
--My partner/boss/lover etc. won't let me
--I'm not the person you think I am
--I don't have the resources you think I do
--I don't want to engage for the long term
--I'm afraid of moving this forward
--I'm not the kind of person who does things like this
--This isn't on my list
--Thinking about this will cause me to think about things I don't want to deal with
What "no" does not mean:
I see the world as you do, I've considered every element of this proposal and understand it as well as you do and I hate it and I hate you.
What did you actually mean when you said no last time?
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