Does anyone else use "Laconic Speech" in the office?
Laconic speech is basically where you try to use as few words as possible to convey a point. When I was a summer someone told me that I should be more "concise" with my thoughts, so I committed to speaking laconically 24/7.
For example, if the MD asks a multi-paragraph question I will often answer with "Thanks ___. Yes." or no, depending on the question. I've been doing this for months, but often times the questions being asked are too complex for one or two word answers. I still commit to it - I follow up with one or two words, but i've had periods where the seniors fly off the handle and seem to be very angry with me after ~5 or so rounds of back and forth short answers. I've also heard some of my fellow juniors accuse me of being autistic (not that there's anything wrong with that).
Has anyone here ever encountered this? How did you react? I want to be concise, but I also don't want to anger people. Thanks all!