January 18th, 2011


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When I tell someone that (say) I scalded my hand cooking last night, my ideal response is "Thanks for telling me that, I'll try to take it into account". The far more common / "nicer" "Dude, sorry to hear that" is so unpleasant to me that I'll refrain from telling people I'd otherwise want to know so I don't have to hear it.

(There are times when I want sympathy, but even then, actually getting it almost never makes me feel any better. And I have basically no reaction to praise either (except sometimes a bit of discomfort). I wonder if there's an explanation for this beyond "people are different from one another sometimes".)