So why do people sometimes say this after a mean or crude remark?
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fond of games and amusement; lighthearted.
"a playful tomboy who loves to dress up"
synonyms: frisky, jolly, fun-loving, lively, full of fun, high-spirited, spirited, in high spirits, exuberant, perky, skittish, coltish, kittenish; More
...... Is it just to cover their slip-up or impulsive ways? For example things that have been said to me in the past, prior to saying just kidding ( I know context matters in this situation but some things are just straight up weird)
"I can't take you seriously, you're just Jeff"
"Dumbass" (from a supervisor who i was never close with, after asking what the codes were to a certain product at work)
"You're disgusting" ( a co-worker said this out of nowhere)
"You never fight back, it's so easy to insult you"
another one is they will pretend to punch me in the face, like an air-punch. This has happened to me several times.. Maybe i just have a punchable face or something. Humans are very visual creatures.
I'm starting to feel I'm just surviving around animals. People do pick on others whom they see as weak or inferior it seems.. Or they see a stoic person and feel insecure around them or something.. Not that I am stoic, i give off that vibe, but am a neurotic mess under the surface most of the time...
I am told that it is my responsibility to stick up for myself, and to not let it keep happening. However, that is a never-ending battle, which would require Gandalf on my side.. Most I come across seems to be so desperate and passive aggressive, if not straight-out aggressive.. Sure, call it cognitive dissonance or w.e but you aren't fooling me with you armchair psychology, or because you have limited knowledge that was acquired through college.