An internal conversation between Logic and Anxiety (or perhaps between Te and Fi).
Anxiety: I feel cheated and betrayed.
Logic: You chose to divulge to them. Besides, the relationships weren’t anything substantial to begin with.
Anxiety: But I wasn’t thinking straight. I was hyperventilating then. I just wanted them to like me. I just wanted everything to be okay.
Logic: Then these are the consequences you have to pay.
Anxiety: Why don’t they like me?
Logic: Why is that a concern? Is that all you’re concerned about?
Anxiety: No… I don’t know. It just feels horrible being rejected.
Logic: Would you feel any better if they liked you?
Anxiety: No… but it doesn’t change the fact that I feel this way.
Logic: I don’t concern myself with these sort of trivial matters. It’s a waste of time and energy. There are bigger and more important issues to worry about.
Anxiety: I don’t think I care about such menial things either, but they still do affect me. I don’t know why. Do these reactions mean that I ultimately care about such things?
Logic: Are you listening to yourself? You’re not making any logical sense.
Anxiety: I know… it confuses me too.
Logic: Just not let these things get to you, because, after all, you said they don’t matter to you — and they shouldn’t. Focus your energy on more productive things.
Anxiety: I try to… but I can’t. I really can’t. It’s out of my control.
Logic: Well, then you’re going to bring both of us down. I don’t know how else to help. We’ve been over this many times before, and it’s leading us nowhere.
Anxiety: …I’m sorry.