Diggle – I’ve never seen you spooked like this before.
Oliver – Well, that should tell you something.
If you notice a change in someone…it means something. When people are upset, frazzled, frustrated, angry, or “spooked,” as Diggle says here, then something is wrong. It could be something from their past that is making them uncomfortable. It could be an anticipation of harm to come. It could be uncertainty. But no matter what the cause, there is meaning behind it and I think most often this is linked to fear (more on fear). Whether we agree with the persons fear or not we should take them seriously and treat them (and their anxiety, fear, frustration) respectfully, because it is real, a part of them, and it can tell us something.