I don’t object to you pointing out my mistakes. But do you have to use a red pen?
The red pen is a throwback to a time when we were younger – much younger – and the prevailing objective was to not have any color other than black on the paper. Black and white meant good (!), but red…red meant mistakes, which, in that era, were bad. More than bad: they were flaws in our being. The kids with the most red on their papers were, of course, the problems and the ones who (unfairly) got made fun of. Seeing red now – whether corporeal or when ‘tracking my changes’ – does the same thing: it deflates, disheartens, throws up a barrier.
Put down the red pen. Approach me as a human.