I’d like to add something that came up when playing golf with @ColoniusFunk @CrucialTaunt and @Are_you_double_D yesterday.
In 2016, I had a politically oriented Facebook post that had over 2,500 comments (all from people I know), that went way off the rails. Many people were crossing the line and it got really personal. I was getting DMs from people who were quite upset with what someone said to them. I refrained from taking the bait and did my best to remain civil towards those whom I disagree with.
I had people I work with mention it to me on more than 1 occasion. As survey researchers, some commented that my friends list would be an “interesting” group to survey.
Lastly, I was in a fraternity in college that was broke because our founders were young (the oldest alumni was 26 when I pledged). I served on the executive council for 4 years, and I was the bridge between the different factions in the group. I’ve always been a peacemaker/consensus builder. It’s in my DNA.