Yeah!! This is spot on..But other times, I don't realize I have gone too far until I see people's reactions. I think things that seem benign to me (questions about people's emotions, ideals and motives) feel very personal or is something that the other person doesn't want to think about and sometime I think they may feel judged by me.
Something very similar happened last week at work.
There is a girl who works there who is very friendly and attention hungry, to the point of interrupting other people's conversations.
She often interrupts "guy talk" with statements like .."You guys are so gross"
Last week she walked in on me and another guy right when I was answering one of his questions about sexual relationships.
She made some comment., I still don't remember what I was talking about, her interruption broke my train of thought, and I responded
By saying.. "But you don't even like sex".
I said this in the same way I would answer someone who interrupted a conversation about Hockey and was obviously not fan.
Of course someones sexuality is a bit more touchy.
She didn't deny it.. But became very upset that I actually knew this about her.
She would not accept my answer of "I just know"
And at one point actually accused me of somehow reading her diary.
She cried the rest of the night and wont even look at me now.
She did not at all enjoy the idea that I could see her secret.
I was a bloody idiot for speaking before thinking..