I want to hear: “Sorry you’re feeling that way.”
I get: “Get over it!”
I saw this article in the Huffington Post a while back. “Do you feel like you reflect on things more than everyone else?” To quote one commenter: “Yep….. I feel like they asked me about my life before they wrote this article.” Lots of confirmation of that sentiment as well.
1. They feel more deeply.
“They’re very intuitive, and go very deep inside to try to figure things out.”
This is me, in a nutshell. Or in the words of a Paul Simon song, maybe I think too much. Suggesting that I feel more deeply feels arrogant, and I’m uncomfortable with that, too. If someone ELSE said it, it’d be OK.
I don’t know what I said or did to provoke this response.
My old blogging buddy Greg – he’s not that old, actually, but is one of the first bloggers I actually followed – wrote on his Facebook page a while back: “Have you ever ticked someone off, and you know you ticked them off, but you’re not sure how? If you’re not really good friends with them, you can’t really ask them, and they don’t say what happened, and it’s weirdly frustrating. Recently, it’s happened twice to me … It doesn’t really affect my life too much, but it’s just annoying, because I do try to not tick people off. Has this ever happened to you?”
OK, he didn’t actually write “tick” but close enough. And yes, one DOES want to be self-aware.