Say “I,” not “you”
How infuriating is it when someone tells us what we think? Of course they can’t read our mind, but without even realizing it, certain words make it sound like they’re trying to — annoying! Here’s the secret: Starting a sentence with “You,” as in “You think the color doesn’t match,” comes off as accusatory. When you start with “I” — “I feel like you think the color doesn’t match” — the only one who can be wrong is you (or is that “I”?).