One of my friends often misunderstands many friendly gestures. One of them is an offer of mint candy is taken as we are suggesting he has bad breath.
It seems he suspects such gestures have a hidden motive, and conversations to have hidden criticisms.
Apart from these misunderstandings, he is a good friend, to me and to our group. Suggestions such as find another friend are really my last resort, and I hope I can make him realize that not everything has hidden meaning.
How can I make my intentions clear? Should I immediately address his concern the moment he misunderstood something?
We are both male and on our late 20's. He does not have any mental disability that I know of, he can socialize just fine and even often find subtle social cues that we don't even realize. We both live in same city in Indonesia.