SevenCubed - 1:47 am on Oct 20, 2013 (gmt 0)
I have an RPM of over $100 dollars
I have you beat.
I think we all have a bit of ego in us (including me). Let's give the new member the benefit of the doubt because a dozen posts cannot provide a full personality profile.
When someone is passionate or convinced about something they can be more bold and outspoken without necessarily being egotistical. An absence of tone of expression makes it more difficult to figure out.
We never know what a new member may or may not struggle with either. As an example if you ever listen to an autistic person talking about there experiences they often elevate themselves yet they are among the most humble individuals among us. That misconception is due to their thought patterns taking complex filtering routes to verbally express themselves. Some can manage it better than others.
By no means am I implying that the new member has something wrong! We just need to realize that collectively, forum wide, we think and express ourselves differently.
I know I made a mistake here at some point by assuming netmeg was extroverted based on her "matter of fact" presentations of which she corrected me. Then I was able to mentally add a tone of expression to her writings and thereafter was more inclined to allow myself to try to learn something from what she was saying. (Sorry to put you on the spot, luv ya nutmeg :p)
Anyway this is all way off topic but I just felt it was important to inject. Patience is the key, peace.