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Why do some people get upset when someone hates what they like?
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Posted 6/1/17 , edited 6/2/17
Depends. Did Dennis go well out of his way to shit all over Janice's parade? If Dennis is a self-important douche, it's no wonder that Janice is upset. Granted, it's naïve for Janice to expect everyone to share her tastes, and it's bad to constantly knee-jerk in reaction to differing opinions; however, it's also entirely possible that Dennis is an asshole. Hell, I admit having a history of pulling the "I hate ____" card for no other reason than to vent and discourage conversation. When myself and others do that, we're being selfish pricks.
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Posted 6/2/17 , edited 6/2/17
I see some things as part of my self identity ( my love for yaoi for instance) so when people say they dislike it, it's basically like they're saying they dislike me, or at least a part of me. Also you tend to dislike people who dislike you, just like how you like people who like you.

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Posted 6/2/17 , edited 6/2/17

I think because people confuse their identity with the stuff/ideas/etc. that they surround themselves with.

On the flip sides, sometimes people DO hate on others because of those things that others like...

Actions and ideals/morals(or the lack thereof) that a person does or upholds are he reason I prefer to hate.
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Posted 6/2/17 , edited 6/3/17
Likeky, because they are too insecure and maybe they have invested too much of their identity in that thing. Therefore, they take someone else's dislike as a personal attack. I guess they are quite naive too, I mean, they can't really expect everybody likes what they like, right? Do they, perhaps, only hang out with people who shares exactly their interests and opinions?

Honestly, that kind of attitude gets on my nerves, specially when people not only get so angry at the slightest sort of criticism about something they like, but also they do not have any problem stating what they do not like in the most aggressive way possible. It's even worse, though, when those same people also claim that political correctness is a serius threat to freedom of speech and that people (other people, not them, of course) are too sensitive nowadays...

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