A flatliner is a more recent term that is used to describe a person who expresses himself through emotionless communication through:
1) matter-of-fact texts and emails,
2) robotic responses by companies during a crisis, and
3) benign stone-faced speakers at press conferences dealing with controversial topics.
And so aside from the sensationalism we see in the media today, the other end of the spectrum is pressure to deal with life on a personal and professional level without showing signs of being moved emotionally. As flatliners adopt the philosophy that the purse strings and the ego are best protected by staging”Spock-like” attitudes and Dragnet–“Just the Facts Ma’am ” approaches…
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