While I would call myself a neophyte devotee, I have full faith in Krishna consciousness and regularly read scriptures like Bhagvad Gita and lot of other Srila Prabhupada books (based on guidance by a trained devotee/guide).
Also, I am an introvert person and have been making a conscious effort to avoid reacting to any kind of stressful or situations at home (say some argument between my wife and mother) to the best of my ability.
One of my friends () recently commented on this situation in 2 broad points
1. He is highly appreciative of my tolerant nature and constantly keeps saying that he wants to learn the same from me, since he cannot tolerate lot of things in his personal life. (I try to not get puffed up by this praise and in my mind, give credit for this to my guide in Krishna consciousness)
2. The other point he made though is he mentioned that I might slowly "lose my self" (his words) , if I stop reacting to lot of things on my personal front.
Even before he made the 2nd point, it is a question/fear in my mind as well and it is kind of a small battle within. Though, I always feel that not reacting is the best way to deal with situations.
The other thing I had is, can people can take advantage of the tolerant nature. Kind of like the saying "Straight trees are cut first". This point is more specific to working with people in an office/professional setup.
Please let me know your suggestions/comments on if I need to change my behavior/dealing with people on the material platform. Any references from the literature would be highly appreciated.