As a race, we’re generally sensitive to thinking others are talking about us or having a go at us, when they’re talking to us about something.
When we enter a room and someone is talking, we automatically think they’re talking about us: or if someone says something, we take offence at what they say instead of understanding why they felt the need to say something in the first place. Generally, we say something because we feel the need, not because we’re trying to pick holes in someone’s character.
These behaviour patterns usually stem from learned behaviour, because we either feel threatened or totally insecure about ourselves. If we worked through each scenario separately, I am sure we wouldn’t think each scenario was about us, nor would we go on the defensive every time something was said.
We’re unique, our thought processes will never match those of others, therefore our interpretation will never match those of others either. If we took more time to understand that concept we probably wouldn’t take offence to other people’s comments.
Being a sensitive child, I automatically assumed people were talking about me. Unless we change our attitude, we will always take offence at something that is said, or what we thought was said.