Do you think so? I see that they’re considered synonymous, but do you find that to be true?
Example, I am at the gym. I have limited time, very, and want to make the most of it. I don’t engage in conversation, but I don’t think I go out of my way to be rude either. If you say hi or good morning, I will respond in kind, but that’s really about it. Some of the people (and I’m looking at you, skinny bald guy and blonde older woman) want to have conversations. I don’t. I don’t think in that circumstance I am an unfriendly person, I just don’t want to be friendly at 4:30 am. Just please let me work out and leave.
At work, I don’t have a guest chair in my office. Intentionally. If I need to sit down with someone, I find an empty conference room. Again, I am not rude, I just don’t engage in chit chat-that’s not why I’m there, and honestly, I rarely have time.
But, apparently, I am just plain unfriendly.