Did my ego take over, was I displaying high self esteem, was I being a narcissists?
I recently pissed off an associate of mines, we knew each other for about 6 mths. According to them I come across as not caring about there experiences because I only give short/one word responses oppose to sharing my opinion on her stories.
I explained that I don't share my opinion unless asked directly and I like to speak from a place of experience. The stories she give me, I've never been through so the most I can give is a listening ear.
According to my ex friend intellectuals are well versed on any topic, and I should be able to empathise with her stories and share feedback.
I got fed up with her criticism and told her "if she don't like the way I communicate then she don't have to speak to me. This is how I feel comfortable interacting, so she is taking me out my comfort zone. I only have one mom, and if I wanted anyone to hold a mirror to my face then I would talk to a therapist. Who made her the authority on how I should communicate?"