25 Ways to Say No

No is a complete sentence. It doesn’t require justification, explanation, or apology.
  1. No. (Guess what? No is a complete sentence! You can just say no and nothing more and that is completely okay! You don’t have to justify, explain or god forbid, apologize for this answer! Or any of the following answers!)
  2. Thank you for asking, and my answer is no.
  3. I hear what you’re saying, and my answer is no.
  4. I understand, and no.
  5. I appreciate what I’m hearing, and my answer is no.
  6. I hear you; you could be right, and no.
  7. You’re right, and this is no for me.
  8. I hear you. I care about you, and my answer is no.
  9. I understand and no. What else do you suggest?
  10. Thank you for sharing that with me, and my answer is no.
  11. I want to please you, and I’m saying no.
  12. Saying no to you is scary for me so please honor and support me on this, and the answer is no for now.



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Kim A. Flodin

Kim A. Flodin

I help curious people fall in love with themselves, laugh at themselves, live authentically, & find & express their true NO. linktr.ee/kim.a.flodin