Does everyone assume that they are somewhere in the middle of the bell curve on most things, or is it just me? For example, I think I'm probably slightly higher than average on intelligence, average on looks, average fitness/weight, etc. Statistically speaking, I'm more likely to be correct in this assumption than not.
However, I've noticed that it makes me susceptible to misunderstanding teasing that is (according to the teaser) "obviously" not true. My brother can attest to this tendency.
For example, I asked The Squeeze if I were high maintainance (stupid question, like asking "am I fat?"). He said yes. I was hurt by this, because I don't think I am. I told him the next day that I was hurt. He said: I thought you knew I was kidding. You are so obviously not high maintainance. You are the opposite.
It isn't like this is a new thing. He likes to tease me that I'm Type A personality and a "typical" first born. I don't fall for those, 'cause I know I'm not.
I accept responsibility for my over-reaction and have to remember that I have a sensitivity there with the whole "maintainance" issue.
But why do some things seem obvious to others, and not to me?