Time for another thought game. Pretend that everyone you met knew–without you saying and regardless of how you might cover it up–what you thought and felt about them. And they then acted accordingly.
What would you do? How would you change your approach?
You might try explaining yourself, avoiding others, or not caring if they knew and live with the friction. You might try to be nice, to help them, to care for them and live with your psychic batteries being drained. Or you could quietly say to yourself, “I respect and value you. I am committed to you and I both winning or agreeing not to play this time.”
Of course, I recommend the latter. Especially because, at least subconsciously, it seems everyone pretty much does know what you think of them and acts accordingly.
In your corner,