Actually, I dated a guy/family who had those types of expectations. The guy was a kind of yuppy Joel Oetkin type fellow. (please don't ask why I dated him ) One time they asked me how my day was. It was not a good day and I had a headache. I said something like, "Oh, not the best, but i'm surviving". An awkward silence fell like I had said something terribly wrong. Another time some news was shared with me and I calmly replied "oh, that's really great". I was later taken aside and scolded for not showing more excitement. Later he asked me what I thought about something and I said, "hey that's pretty nice" He replied indignantly, PRETTY nice!? It was VERY nice! :steam:
Smiley, cheerful, and yet VERY anal retentive people. What the hell happened during potty training?
Edit: I don't really mind neediness or validating people. What I don't care for is people thinking the very worst possible thing about me. Yeah, I just get away from them quick and spend time with my cat who thinks i'm VERY nice.