I'm usually quite good at adapting to new situations and I can get a long with pretty much anyone. I can "deal" with people easily. It doesn't mean I often like it, but yeah, I can put up with things. I know how to behave and act because I can sense people, their feelings and their personality. I can also put up with people that I don't like from the beginning (I can sometimes feel someone's aura from our first meeting).
But if there's ONE thing I CAN'T put up with... it's when a person belittle me or view me (or others) as stupid, dumb and/or uneducated. The worst part of my bipolar disorder and my personality is that I can't be oblivious to how other people see me. I can sense someone belittling me from across the room after a second of eye contact. And the way they approach me gets on my damned nerves because I can hear every bit of judgment and humiliation in their voice. The way they treat me like a child -- like an imbecile -- by using a baby voice and trying to explain things like I wouldn't understand a normal conversation or instruction. I don't think they know that I notice what they're trying to do, but I get very defensive, rude and sarcastic. It sets a fire under my ass and I can't tolerate it. I have to bite my tongue to not snap at them and make the situation worse for my own sake and because I have to be the bigger person.
I admit it, I'm a bit ditsy at times but I'm NOT stupid! I do have my shit under control. Just because I don't see things THEIR way doesn't mean I don't know what I'm doing. And it pisses me off how some people think their way is the only way! Because guess what! IT'S NOT! Belittling someone else is NOT COOL and that shit needs to stop right now. You're not better than anyone else. But keep on being ignorant and judgmental because karma will kick your ass sooner or later.