I’m really good at telling when people don’t quite think I’m a person, but I’m not quite sure *how* I detect this. I’m trying to figure it out.
A good part of what’s in this post is probably wrong, because this is really hard to get a handle on. And *some* of these things are sometimes the result…
This all seems good. I’d like to add:
-They constantly interrupt you
Usually when this happens to me it’s because they’re assuming they know what I’m going to say before I say it. There’s also usually a sense of “this question or statement is a waste of my time.”
Of course, they’re almost always wrong about what I’m about to say.
And even if they’re right, it’s still dismissive.
(Unless you’ve made it clear that you’re ok with this, and they’ve made it clear that they welcome being corrected if they get it wrong, which is sometimes the case in certain types of friendships.)