What Provokes Us To Be Mean To Nice People?
By Marcia Sirota MD
November 04, 2017
Do nice people just have a target painted on them or is it something else?
Why are People Mean to Nice People?
There’s another side to the story of kind versus nice, and that’s the story of those who are hurtful or disrespectful to the nice person. Who are these people and what’s driving their behavior?
We know what makes someone kind: it’s an outpouring of positive self-regard onto others. What makes someone nice is a need for external validation that’s meant to build their self-esteem.
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