Do you feel like people will give you more than one chance?
I don’t. I feel like if they get angry with me once, that’s it. We might have a coexistence, but they will never want to be my friend. Because of that, I don’t trust them. I figure that if I mess up once—on a job or a friendship or any kind of relationship at all, it’s all over.
I know this isn’t true in reality, but that’s the way I feel. So anger scares me. I don’t like fighting, because for me, it means writing someone off as an implacable enemy.
How many chances do you think you’ll get? What experiences have helped give you this feeling about how much leniency others will give you?