Defensive? If you only listen at reference level you have no need for dynamic EQ or similar
I am not sure you can ascertain one being defensive over the internet, so can we keep away from internet-based psychological evaluations?
There is ZERO evidence that not listening at reference levels requires compensation of the lows and highs. The evidence says at "LOW" levels, which would mean even 5-10db below reference would still not require compensation. I use a house curve, and I listen at about 10db below reference. I have no need for DEQ.