How do you guys deal with friends, family or someone your in a relationship with who takes everything personally? What if your tease, which is always meant in jest, was always taken with offense?
My teases are NEVER personal or insulting which sounds ridiculous for me to say because I shouldn't be allowed to analyze my own statements which can be found offensive by someone else.
I take it somewhat personally when someone gets offended by a small tease and goes overboard and makes personal attacks at me in retaliation. My first thought is, "This person has known me for a long time and knows I don't enjoy gossip, bad talking anyone and insulting anyone especially to their face. Why would this person who is so close to me assume that I would mean something so negative upon them?
I showed my sister and friends text messages between me and a person in a certain exchange of texts and I begged them to tell me if I said anything wrong. They told me she overreacted and was being extremely melodramatic. I doubled checked and told them I wouldn't be offended if they said I said anything wrong. They reassured me that it was her interpretation.
How do you guys deal with fragile people??
If the advice were to be something along the lines of "Don't say anything that she could potentially find insulting," that wouldn't work because I'm a natural teaser and banterer. It's my way of joking around with people and it's just how I am.