Sometimes it is just plain hard not to hold someone up to your personal standards. I know that we were taught all along that each person is different therefore will react differently to situations. However, we are all judgmental for we know how we would act in a situation… therefore we expect others to act in a similar fashion.
For obvious reasons (such as keeping one’s sanity), you do your best not to expect someone to act like you. Now and then, you simply can not stop yourself. And, you find yourself genuinely surprised when it doesn’t go the way you expected.
Personally, I am kicking myself about with different people/situations lately. I shouldn’t let things get to me. But they are… therefore creating more anxiety or stress in my life.
It is my own fault. I know this.
For instance, if I say that I am going to do something… I tried my best to do it myself or at the very least make sure it taken care of.
Or if I say that I’m going to be better in responding back in a timely manner… then I do my best to respond back … even if it is just a quick email or text saying that I got your message and I’ll talk to you later.