I think there is something slightly ‘manic’ about this quote – but I can identify with it. A grey area, when it comes to people just doesn’t cut the mustard with me, and yes, at times, that isn’t the healthiest of outlooks.
I like people too much or not at all. I’ve got to go down deep, to fall into people, to really know them.
I find it pretty much impossible to hide my feelings. I am a passionate person. I approach other people the same way, and perhaps I expect too much all the time. My husband says my perfectionist nature, and my own honesty, and warm-heartedness makes me constantly disappointed by the lack of such in others.
I do like people too much. I can become clingy in relationships, and all of those awful emotions – jealousy, envy, possessiveness, can come to the fore. If I like you, I want you all to myself; I want to fall into you.
If you don’t give it back, I’m off. As I’ve got older, I have even less time for passing acquaintances and friendships that are one-sided. I’m just not interested.
I have one such ‘relationship’ which I constantly struggle with, and which constantly disappoints. I have tried so hard, I have given everything, but, for whatever reasons, it’s not working. This person just doesn’t want my friendship, but would rather settle for a casual acquaintanceship (that’s a new word for today!), and I can’t have it. So, rather than this ‘friendship-light’, it now has to be nothing.
Because I am open, because I wear my heart on my sleeve, I expect others to be as open with me, as I am with them.
So, I like you too much, or not at all.