Having just read Steve's entry, I'm trying to apply the concept to my own life. People usually don't bother me much, unless they interfere with my day to day operations. Otherwise, I say to each his own, even those that do 'dumb' things. I find it hard to accept others when their actions directly affect me.
At work, I work side by side with one coworkers for months at a time. I just started with a new guy who is more experienced than me by a couple months and having worked a busier area longer.
He is extremely critical and wants everything done a certain "best" way. At first, I was receptive, b/c he has knowledge/experience, but now he's correcting me on things that don't have right/wrong ways...things that are personal preferences.
Right now he's one of the few people in my life who bother me (and I wish it weren't so, because he's a nice guy, otherwise). Does this mean I'm to critical myself? Would me becoming more or less critical make it less annoying when he corrects one of my tasks (which I know is being done correctly). I'm usually veryt receptive to feedback, but his intensity makes that hard to continue.
Not sure how I could apply Steve's concept here..