The very second someone is sincere, or expresses affection or even plain human decency towards me, my mind immediately thinks, “Hey what is the worst possible thing I can say at this moment?”

My instant reflex to sincerity is always to make a joke, to imagine a horror movie ending, to ruin the mood.

Why do I do this? What possible benefit does this have to my happiness and the lives of those around me?

None…. (Sigh) Clearly I am a monster.