I have done this for so long. Realized it and have worked to change it. However, I have lost many on the way that just didn't understand me, guess they weren't worth remaining in my life. For those that have remained, I thank you for knowing ME!
True-- A person who didn't skip a beat to try and cut me down, devalue, and shatter my character when they were mad at me, is a person who never really cared about me in the first place. Not a real friend, not worth keeping.