Time for ballet class! Ugh, here comes Barry. He keeps making fun of me for taking this class. He probably thinks I'm feminine or gay or something.
The Looking Glass Self - Brent imagines that Barry perceives him as feminine or gay because he is taking ballet class.
Hey Brent, wait up!
Brent interprets Barry's question as an insult. As a result, he acts cold and distant toward him, and is very annoyed.
How’s it going? You have ballet now right? That must be fun. Is there a recital soon?
It's fine...I have to go....
Brent has a wrong interpretation of Barry's behavior and actions toward him. He develops a sense of self through this interpretation, which has a negative impact. Instead of pursuing his passion, Brent thinks he is stupid and even contemplates abandoning his hobby.
I don't understand. I'm sure ballet is fun for Brent because he's taking the class. I also want to know if he has a recital soon so I can support him, being his best friend and all. Why is he being so cold?
I can't believe him! But maybe he's right. Maybe I am stupid for taking this class. I should just drop out.