How can I discern the difference between someone being nice and someone showing genuine interest? (how to not read into)
I've been burned many times because I thought someone was wanting to be friends when they were just being friendly. I get too excited when someone, especially those who I never thought, would say hello. Sometimes, if its a girl, I may be consumed by them and maybe develop a crush. I have driven some girls away from me. I know overtime with one girl, I thought she was wanting to be my best friend, but she wasn't near that at all. I read into her communication towards me (we would talk a lot and share stuff), she later told me me and her were just friends. Also, some people said hello and I thought they were showing interest in me when they were just being nice. It was nothing personal. How can I make sure I do not read into people's friendliness. It's kind of embarassing. I'm kind of jacked up in my heart because I thought I had friends, best friends, when I didn't.