If anybody as a problem with me...tell me straight out. Tell me I'm talking too much. Tell me that my ideas have no merit. Tell me I'm wrong. I may or may not agree with you, but in the very least I know where you stand and I can get on with my day. Well, except when I sometimes use a malapropism - wait until I'm done...then let me know.
I don't need to be stepped around lightly. I don't have the ego or arrogance to think I'm right all of the time. Most of the time I think I'm wrong or making it up as I go along anyway.
But you don't have to humiliate me by letting me hang myself with my own words. You don't have to punish me by belittling me.
I'm my own worst critic and that's punishment enough.