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Do you automatically blame your religion (or race, or size, etc)

when someone doesn't like you? Is it always the fault of something external, and never any fault of your own?

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Asked by NotPanicking at 7:36 AM on May. 13, 2013 in Religion & Beliefs

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Answers (22)
  • Do some people assume that being liked is the default position, so if they're not liked, something is "to blame?"

    Answer by SWasson at 7:46 AM on May. 13, 2013

  • No that would be quite narcissistic to feel that. I always look within first.

    Answer by sahmamax2 at 7:54 AM on May. 13, 2013

  • Only when a random stranger on an internet forum starts sending me PM's telling me I'm going to hell for being Atheist and makes it a point to disagree with how I raise my kids when they know nothing about me and happen to be a brand new member......(happened more often when the site first launched. Rarely happens now.) Other than that....NOPE

    Answer by KristiS11384 at 8:06 AM on May. 13, 2013

  • Why does "fault" have to belong to anyone/anything? Sometimes people just don't like other people. I don't see why it has to be blamed on something/someone, and frankly, unless it was a sudden change in someone I know (a friend suddenly not liking me), I wouldn't care enough about the person to even try to figure out why they didn't like me. I'd shrug and move on with my life.

    Answer by wendythewriter at 8:15 AM on May. 13, 2013

  • Nope. I don't like everyone and I don't expect everyone to like me. Simple as that.

    Answer by winterglow at 9:16 AM on May. 13, 2013

  • Not at all. I will examine my own actions and words to see if there is a possibility that could have brought on the dislike nor negative reaction of others.

    And sometimes there are people I just don't like... and who just don't like me.

    Answer by saphire_eyes802 at 9:22 AM on May. 13, 2013

  • No

    Answer by virginiamama71 at 9:39 AM on May. 13, 2013

  • Nope. If someone doesn't like me it means that either I represented myself poorly in some way or unintentionally done or said something they find fault with. I wouldn't blame my religion, though perhaps someone may have a problem with what I DO with my faith.

    Answer by bandgeek521 at 9:47 AM on May. 13, 2013

  • I do not. I have no reason unless someone says specifically that they hate me simply because I am Catholic. Then I do not blame my religion but the person who is that narrow minded and prejudice.

    Answer by Dardenella at 11:49 AM on May. 13, 2013

  • Heck Yeah! I know that I am perfect and if they can't see that, that's their problem not mine! (LOL, just kiddin)

    Actually having been raised a Catholic, I always feel like things are my fault.... sigh..... guilt.

    Answer by m-avi at 11:52 AM on May. 13, 2013

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