I am then told “It’s not about you, it’s about them”. When people tell you that it is about them for not liking you, and it’s not about your new yellow coat, which might be more burning than the sun today,- Hey, where are my sunglasses?- the truth is being sugar-coated.
By these sugar-coating stories I learn to rebel against any form of criticism. That person who is unhappy with my arrogant attitude? Well, it’s their problem, girl.
See that person in the grocery store asking me politely if I could place my groceries a bit further on the counter? How dare he?! It’s me Human Perfect with my I can-do-whatever-I-want-attitude.
Or take my friend who’s alienated since he noticed I complained too often about life. I may start to think he doesn’t like to hang out with me anymore, while in fact it could be due to the fact he doesn’t want to be surrounded by negative people