I might seem like a high-functioning 7. My job is one that I love and work hard at; it's also part of a career track (one that I actively pursued) and it's often got a lot of responsibility attached. (I know we're not all exactly alike, but it's a little hard for me to imagine a balls-to-the-wall 7 dawdling through life!) Naturally, the overachieving part of my personality isn't one my friend has issue with at all. In fact, she seems very proud of me regarding my work. Nine times out of ten, she's
the one who brings it up to other people.
The areas of my personality that she does
seem to feel no end of irritation with are those regarding sex, impulsivity, addiction on any level (even if it's only caffeine!)...and my whole overall demeanor, I guess. I didn't think it was this bad until Monday night, when it all came out via that aforementioned fiery exchange. She complained that my energy is too "intense" and "too forward," declaring that even if I've been selective when it comes to actually sleeping with guys, everybody thinks I'm a whore anyway and it's my own damn fault. She believes that my behaviors warrant criticism and correction, particularly
in the sex department. The thing that honestly baffles me, though, is the fact that my sex life is...well, mine
, and I'm far from promiscuous. The event that catalyzed all of this (the mistake that I've made) does indeed involve her - and that's fair - but otherwise throughout our entire friendship there has been a pervasive attitude of extreme dislike toward my sexuality, which she has always periodically vocalized. I don't know, nitpicking my choices/natural state of existence seems kinda mean, particularly when she is unaffected.