Negatively interpreting other people can create terrible frustration in a relationship. We human beings love to be known and perceived correctly. In fact, in most cases, we’re willing to let go of being agreed with, if we are simply understood.
The replacement for misinterpreting is checking in. Don’t be overconfident in your own interpretation of the matter. Check in and make sure you heard the person correctly. I use an acronym called E.A.R., Empathy = Ask and Reflect. The way to empathy, and connection is to ask questions to draw out the other person, and to reflect back what you heard them say in your own words.