I hate conflict. I don’t like being at odds with anyone, not even other drivers in traffic. It’s not that I can’t stand up for myself, I just don’t want to have to. I expect people to be civilized and polite and relatively friendly.
It always throws me when someone is antagonistic or confrontational. It’s not that I can’t handle it; I can stand up for myself if I have to. I just don’t understand why it’s necessary so often.
I’m not saying, “Why can’t we all just get along.” It’s only natural that we will disagree with each other. I just hate it when disagreements spiral down into personal attacks and bitterness.
Besides, if everyone would just agree with me, there would be no need for conflict.