I feel most petty when I am driving. If you can't figure out how to plan your trip efficiently enough to know when to merge lanes so you are in the proper lane in order to exit... don't expect me to let you cut in front of me, causing me to slam on my brakes whilst driving at 70 in a 55 zone.... especially when there is a giant mile behind me of open, carless road.
in more real day to day things... If I am in a healthy frame of reference, ie no undue extra stress, I tend to not be particularly petty. If I do have a petty moment, I usually berate myself internally for quite a while... even if I don't act on that inclination.... I still mentally view it the idea as the same as the action.
I try to avoid my mental punishments if I can help it.
are you capable of being petty? is pettiness something you struggle with? what would you chock up to being petty?
Yeah, I'm capable of it. Who isn't? No, it's not something I struggle with. I guess it's something that might emerge in epic proportions when I'm extremely stressed. Under normal circumstances I try to be aware of it and nip it in the bud.
I can be petty, for sure. Sometimes it's about food, like: "I don't want that broken piece; I want the good one!". My worst pettiness, though, is when I get hung up on semantics or become sensitive over a perceived slight. I wouldn't call pettiness a defining trait of mine though. I think that one you'll find harder to get confessions for.
"Charlotte sometimes dreams a wall around herself. But it's always with love - So much love it looks like everything else. Charlotte Sometimes - So far away, glass sealed and pretty." - The Cure