I Don't Like Being Patronized

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    That's something that really annoys me,

    specially when I feel someone is overdoing it. And when this happens, I see that this is more about them (and how they feel about it) than about me. I try to set boundaries but most times I can't seem to set them, they keep doing it so... I slowly walk away and cut the ties...
    blackberries blackberries
    31-35, F
    Nov 26, 2015

    Condescending Things & Quips About My Ex (Updated)

    I don't know if it's because I'm female, blonde, or I just look like an idiot, but men are constantly trying to explain things to me. I'm nice, so I smile and say, "I get it" when what I really want to do is grab them by the throat and scream, "I get it!"...
    Veevie Veevie
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Aug 23, 2008

    So Hate It!!!

    that is the one thing I truly hate, someone doing that, makes me want to reach out and slap them, pushes me right over the edge, and they know they are doing it, makes me ever worse, I put them in their place very hard, aggressive as I can be to tell them to **** off and get...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Nov 23, 2010

    So Happy to Find a Group Like This- and Surprised!

    I HATE being patronized.  I hate it- but it happens to me everyday and in almost every last interaction I have with people.  People who patronize others are people who just don't care about the other person and do not take the time to understand the other person. ...
    QuestionMarks QuestionMarks
    41-45, F
    6 Responses Nov 2, 2008

    Patronized Life

    It makes me feel so small, when people patronize me. Like they think I must be stupid, and will just happily accept what they say. And that how I feel is of no real importance to matters. Things like being told to wait, or be patient. Ok, that's alright for awhile. But almost 20...
    Cursedboy Cursedboy
    36-40, M
    10 Responses Oct 29, 2008

    The Worst Ever!

    I can't stand this, with an passion! And I can pick up on it quickly, that condescending attitude, ugh! I never do this to others, so I don't expect it in return. I rather a person tell me how they feel honestly, not try to smooth things over with a "whatever you say."...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Aug 30, 2008

    I'm Slow.

    I've noticed in the past 3 years or so that I become disoriented and confused pretty easily. At first I thought it was because of a job in which I had to endure. It was high stress, no breaks, micromanagement and constant perfection required. Although, I don't work there...
    4vrUnique 4vrUnique
    6 Responses Oct 14, 2009

    I'm A Fat Housewife

      I live on a University Campus.  Sometimes you would think my very existence offends some women. It's a problem with so many professional women running around looking for people to look down on, although I've had a problem with people talking to me like I'm an idiot...
    mexpat mexpat
    41-45, F
    Dec 17, 2009

    I just really hate it.

    ..it ****** me off.
    Music4Us Music4Us
    13-15, F
    Nov 19, 2015

    Its The Only Thing

    that will push me over the edge, if someone patronises me. Im almost guaranteed to start hating the person then there. Thats if i dont have a go at them then and there which is more likely since im some what confrontational. I'm like this because i have grew up with learning...
    jawdrop jawdrop
    18-21, M
    Oct 23, 2010
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