See this quote by Robert Greene:
In our own inner turmoil, we tend the exaggerate the negative intentions of our opponents. In general, we take conflicts far too personally.
In life, such as the workplace, it is often the case that people presume the worst intentions of others and thus contribute to their very own hostile work environment (in their own heads). It’s useful to get out of our heads and realize that most people are just like us and are perhaps simply having a rough moment, a tough day, are eccentrically nuanced in how they communicate, or are otherwise dealing with some kind of struggle, loss, or life-pain.
Taking anything too personally contributes to an escalating environment, interferes with excellent performance and outcomes, and zaps peace of mind.
Don’t take this post too personally.