I have been told several times in my life that I am too nice. In the past, I would be admonished by a friend or a boyfriend if I let someone in front of me in a line or give an able-bodied person my seat on a bus. I would just laugh it off because, in my mind, there was no problem… until recently. Now, for some reason, I am being treated like it’s some kind of horrible character flaw.
“Oh, You are being way passive aggressive.”
“You are too nice, you need to be more forceful.”
“They are going to walk all over you if you keep being so nice.”