Maybe I have cultivated a persona that pushes people away. When I look back at my life, I can see where I have chosen to hold on to my principles rather fit in. Being right is better than being liked. Is that true? I don’t doubt that I’m right; but there is an ugliness that accompanies my rightness. Do people feel like they have to give in, not just go along? I don’t know how to persuade. I am relentlessness in being right. My demeanor is rough. I’m too quick with a put down or a cynical comment.