I have been in relationships with male people who treated me like crap...but they were treating me the same way they treat themselves in rapport with others. Are they implementing the Golden Rule? I used to tell myself that they are treating me the crappy way they want to be treated. I was treating them better I think, and they seemed to prefer to give their attention and respect to those who were treating them like crap instead of to me.
What is that then? They don't even apply the Golden Rule in how they treat themselves? Or they do apply it, but they want to be treated like crap and if you don't treat them like crap, they overlook you? What if a person treats you like crap, or does any one of those atrocities listed earlier in this thread, because he actually wants to be treated like crap too? Is that possible?