Three-year-olds do this out of ignorance, when their experience of adults are benevolent parents and cooing family members. If they’ve grown up in a stable environment, they haven’t truly conceptualized dislike from other adults. It’s little wonder social anxiety often occurs in puberty, at the cusp of greater self-awareness, and the transition of importance from acceptance by parental figures, to acceptance by peers.
Some people will always need help. That doesn’t mean they’re not worth helping
– Meera Reed