What does it mean when a guy says you hurt his feelings more because he respects you?

Me and this guy work together and I think he might have feelings for me, but I accidentally slipped up and said something that hurt his feelings and he told me that it hurt more coming from me because he respects me. Because I care about him and I’m there for him. I don’t understand.
What does it mean when a guy says you hurt his feelings more because he respects you?
6
1
Add Opinion