Two students are discussing if there is such a thing as being too nice. Jane: If you are too nice to people, they will start looking down on you! Do you want people to perceive you as pathetic? We live in a dog-eat-dog world. Be tough! Tom: There is a difference between being nice and being a pushover. Being sweet and caring are valuable traits. As long as you know how to be assertive, you can be as nice as you want.