Patronizing is the act of appearing kind or helpful but internally feeling superior to others. Patronizing behaviour is a subtle form of bullying and can take many forms in social contexts.
Bullying, in its purest form, is intentional. The intention is to inflict pain. The real bully doesn’t just not care whether they cause pain. The real bully likes to cause pain.
Being empathic means having a strong ability to perceive the moods of others. What is less said, however, is that this ability is not innate, but develops in developmental age and takes on more marked characteristics especially in those who have gone through emotional trauma.
We communicate as we do according to the ways in which we perceive the world. However, while physiologically we process pieces of information similarly, the way in which we interpret them varies depending on our unique and wide range of psychological and cultural experiences.
If you have moved to a new cultural context, very different from the one(s) you are used to live in, and you feel stressed, isolated, frustrated, angry and confused, you may be experiencing culture shock.
What is that vague and unpleasant sensation that I have been carrying with me for long time? I have a clear sense of it, but do I find it so difficult to describe it? If you are raising these questions to yourself, then you may be trying to get in contact with your Background Feeling.