You know that saying, ‘you are irritated by the things in other people that remind you of yourself?’. I detest it. I would crawl into a hole and never come out of it if my reality was that everything that annoyed me intensely about other people were things that were true of me.
However, the one thing I can be, that I often loathe in other people – is arrogant. I like to think I can keep a lid on it in most situations, and that it doesn’t drip from me all the time. I know when I have the upper hand in a conversation, and I know when I don’t. There is a lot I know absolutely nothing about – meaning I should shut up and listen instead of opening my mouth. Like, global warming. Science. Most academic things, and things that people have spent a long time learning…
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