Since our upbringing and programming vary so widely, it’s almost impossible to accurately interpret others’ behavior. What we might perceive as a terse response could be nothing more than their attempt at efficient communication. Poor social grace or lack of diplomacy is rarely personal, but can it easily lead to hurt feelings. It’s worth remembering that each of us is living in our own reality, trying to decipher the best options and path forward based on our limited perspective. That’s why the way others treat us isn’t really about us, it’s…

About them.