When this happens it's hard to be yourself b/c everyone's 'fighting' for the spotlight, trying 'to be themself.' So you back off. Then everyone wonders why you're not doing it like them. Then it makes you upset b/c they're wondering why you're not doing it like them. & it spirals out of control bad. I've seen it happen many times like this.The church group has been going really well. Last night was a disaster. It's the same 'one person dominates the table' trope, which hurts other's ability to flourish.
First it's happened since I've been part of the group since June so maybe it's a 1-off.
Maybe the particularly negative people are right: maybe I should just move on.