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Old 04-15-2012, 02:52 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by rottenugly View Post
When I see photos of people, I automatically believe they are going to be gruff and hurtful towards me. (srsly) But when I see a video of them talking or if I see them irl, they sound incredibly nice and caring.

It's weird. Does anyone else have this problem?
It sounds like you rely heavily on body language to predict a person's personality and interaction style. And for whatever reason, when you can't predict it/see body language, it triggers fear or a protective response. One possibility, just an idea.

I have a similar-but-different problem on the telephone. It's much easier for me to interact in person.

This is 100% of the time or close to it? How about your own picture, do you seem gruff to yourself?

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