Emotional cues

Have you ever wondered about the cues people give to express their emotions?

I notice the cues but I still can’t understand them.
I can tell when I’ve upset someone but most of the time I don’t have any idea why.

The flip side of this is that sometimes people say or do things that I’m pretty sure should offend me but I don’t know how to react.

Sometimes people say things that hurt my feelings but they don’t seem to have any inkling that they’ve done so. And I wonder if my feelings are super sensitive or if I’m interpreting what they say incorrectly.
Usually I just ignore it but then I wonder if I should say something about it.

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  1. Alyce Aber

     /  November 30, 2011

    What I do when I’m not sure if they hurt me on purpose is ask. Just ask them if this is what they said and if this is what they meant.

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  2. I can kind of relate with this. I frequently get the feeling that I’m missing something. I know something is going on below the surface that everybody else seems to be in tune with, but I’m just not plugged in or something. My reactions tend to be artificial as a result.

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