“I project things onto situations that aren’t necessarily happening,” she says when I ask what her worst quality is.
“Oh, yeah,” she says. I must look surprised: I was expecting a joke about a vestigial tail or something.
“I’m really going to go there. This is like a historical ‘I have dealt with it in therapy’ type of thing. I’ll think that someone is saying something or thinking something, and I’ll react emotionally as if that were the truth. Sometimes I think someone is whispering to someone else about me, and I get sad, and then I’m reacting like I’m sad for hours when it really isn’t happening.” She pauses. “For the rest of the night, I’m going to think about how I told you that.