I can't recall how many times I've heard this statement directed towards me. At first I'd rage against it, and the person saying it, but as I grew older, I realized that I do have a tendency to use my thinking to spin myself into a frenzy. And when the people who love me mention that I may want to stop the spiral, I appreciate it, because they say it with love and kindness, and that's what matters to me.
A friend is giving advice, and trying to help a friend who is feeling depressed.
You're too smart for your own good. Compliment? insult?