Others might respond aggressively when they feel threatened or when conversations get heated.
Plus, my roommate is looking for something more casual.
In the end, all of our effort forms part of the long road to learning to live well.
On the contrary, have you ever said something and felt bad afterward because you just acted like a jerk? Act confident even if you aren't feeling it.
Further cases are found in 4 Wigmore §1130.
We are fearful of hurting other people and making them angry, or we worry that we will be rejected.