You’d probably be shocked if you knew how many times you’ve taken offense when none was intended. Sometimes it may have been because of sloppy communication, other times inaccurate hearing…sometimes maybe just a little oversensitivity. All of these scenarios suggest an excellent strategy for the future when you believe there’s reason to take offense: just assume that any perceived slight is unintended and skip the bad feelings altogether. There’s no down side.

Water off a duck’s back.