Why is that humans have a tendency to react all out of proportion when they think they have been criticized? I'm not talking about real criticism, just the perception of it. What causes such a vicious reaction to a simple statement that the impression you give off is critical when trying to change perception.
Could it be that the person who is reacting, deep down actually realizes that what they are doing is exactly what was said? That the methods they use, the public display of those methods and the way they dress and act will affect what others think? That the world doesn't revolve around them? Do they actually feel some guilt and they just can't admit it because being wrong would mean death? Or are they more interested in insisting on their own rightnesses than they are in finding truth?
Most people, in my experience, have a need to be "right" irregardless of reality (and again, reality is only agreements on what really is real). I even had a relative tell me one time that the encyclopedia was wrong and that he was right. Why do they HAVE to be RIGHT? Because being wrong means they are one step closer to being invisible in their own minds. Being wrong is a threat to their ego, their beingness and in some cases - their life.
Why, if a person IS right, would they object so vehemently to what they DO being displayed in an article?
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