(Dallas, TX, USA)
Whenever I meet someone for the first time, especially if they are the same gender, I always "size them up". I always want to think that they are somehow inferior to me, even though I am clueless as to who they are, or what they are all about.
It seems like I am competing with them for something, but there is nothing to compete for because I don't know them and they don't know me. It not until I actually speak to them and get to know them that my feeling for them changes. Is this normal?
Is there something wrong with me? Is it because I am insecure or afraid that others are better than me?