I’m having some unnatural-to-me interpersonal struggles here. Let me tell you why…
But first… I must digress…
When I was younger, I used to come home from school and occasionally complain to my mom about various kids in my class who were annoying to me. I used to get so frustrated at all the annoying little personality quirks, weird things they did, strange things they said, etc.
My mom would tell me that I just needed to learn to deal with it. Because one day… I’d be in the real world, and I’d have to interact with all kinds of people in all kinds of places. And sometimes… that would be people who I didn’t like, or found annoying, or whatever-your-evil-might-be.
She’d tell me.
But as I grew up, I found that I generally and genuinely liked most people. And even the ones I didn’t… I still seemed to find ways to deal with it and make things work without much to-do.
And as I got older… I learned that I actually really liked people in general. And I could appreciate their differences, their quirks, and their perspectives.
I found that most people seemed to like me, too.