By nature, I’m a timid person. I get anxious easily. A bit more pressure and I am scared. A bit more and I’m terrorised. As a corollary, I find others stepping on my toes very easily. In particular, I hate the patronising tone used. As if. See this post and this one. The comments, to be specific. How many of us like to be told to do something. How many of us like it when we are asked, rather firmly, to think in a specific manner? The clincher comes when we are asked not to think or do something. If you can’t detect the perp, here’s one more link, again, in the comments. The person is not to blame. He is confident of himself. Thats always a good thing. But when that confidence seeps into his language and degrades others? When the tone of his language takes the air of superiority? When that person is able to threaten others’ confidence with mere words? When the only thing the person seems to do is negate each and every thought that you state?