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I don't know what to call this, but male ego occasionally flares up in me and I feel like I'm going to get into a fight over something stupid.
When I'm in this certain mood, I go over times I should have mouthed off back, or the time someone called me something, deliberately stared for a bit too long, or made a friend uncomfortable, or otherwise "took me for a mug".
I think about how I could have behaved like an obnoxious, domineering arsehole.
Thing is, the times in my life I have done this I feel awful almost immediately after. It's not really my character, and I quickly tire of all my social interactions feeling like a power struggle.
How do you deal with people being clowns or nasty bastards without becoming one yourself?