New answers tagged

9 votes

How to interpret and respond to people who belittle themselves?

I am a (retired) software developer, and have a family member who is blind. Although not a dev, this person is very tech-savvy using smart phones, computers, braille readers, etc, and manages to get ...
user avatar
  • 7,217
4 votes

How to interpret and respond to people who belittle themselves?

Actually, "I tried to program and I can't" is not destroying themselves. It's at most a mild put-down of themselves, though that is not how they intend it. What they are trying to say is &...
user avatar
  • 43.4k

Top 50 recent answers are included