THINGS PEOPLE TELL YOU ABOUT THEMSELVES UP FRONT THAT YOU SHOULD BELIEVE

Even though you desperately want to think they're wrong
  1. "I'm an asshole."
  2. "I am not looking for a relationship."
  3. "I'd be a bad boyfriend."
  4. "I don't like people who like me."
  5. "Yes, even though we're sleeping together and spending all of our time together, I can't really picture us dating."
  6. "I'm in my 30s. It's too late to change anything about myself."
  7. "Emma, I have emotional intimacy issues."