Many of us apply our own filters and world views to other people’s actions without fully knowing another person’s intentions or M.O. Typically we look too deep into certain actions or inactions as if we were the ones in their shoes. Yet we are all different. One thing that bothers me, might not bother you.
In almost every situation, you’re better off first attempting to understand someone’s intentions. You may be right, but worse, you may be wrong.
I’ve seen friendships and relationships die off as a result of these miscommunications and more often than not, good communication habits that seek understanding clear up most issues.
Intentions are typically good willed. If they are not, at least you have sought understanding first. Innocent until proven guilty is the right mantra.