I want to say to a person that "I am not like him who waste one's time".

How can I say the same thing using the word unlike in my sentence.

Which of the following sentence should I say?

  1. I am unlike you to waste my time
  2. I am unlike you who waste one's time

Which one is the correct and is there any other, more native, way of saying the same?

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    Unlike you, I don't waste my time. – Alejandro Apr 25 '16 at 14:42
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    When you write English sentences, please try to capitalize "i", the personal pronoun. – user24743 Apr 25 '16 at 15:56

If you are blaming the person, with whom you're talking, then ustanak is correct...

Unlike you, I don't waste my time.

However, this means that the person with whom you are talking does waste time.

If you want to say a general statement that is less insulting, you can use the following...

I don't like to waste my time, unlike some people.

You still have to be careful when saying this phrase because, if you emphasize the word some, it can still sound insulting to the other person.

It's always more polite to talk about yourself and not speak negatively about others. If it were me, I would simply say...

I don't like to waste time.

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