- 2 months ago
I think, honestly, if they base their entire opinion of you on one aspect of your personality that you chose not to share with them previously... they maybe don't deserve you as a friend. However, not everyone is like that at all!
You could try...
- asking them if they've heard of (cglre, regression, insert term here), and just seeing what they think--or if they've even heard of it!
- subtly letting yourself be more 'little' around them without explicitly saying that's what you're doing, and seeing how they act around it. For instance, carrying a stuffie around with you, or pointing out things that kiddos are usually a fan of... kids shows, if you like them!
- Giving them a coloring book page or a cute hand-beaded bracelet. Chances are they'll at least think it was super sweet of you to give them something, and if they don't... drop 'em. You're worth the world and a half, you adorable, beautiful lil person!
If their response seems pretty positive, or if they're curious without being negative, then just give them what you feel comfortable with sharing. If they're a true friend, they'll likely accept you for who you are. There's absolutely nothing wrong with being a little, and there are lots of people out there who would be sooo supportive with even the slightest bit of education and care.
Hope this helps!