When it comes to expressing their feelings, Oxen can be quite shy. One would need time to get to know what an Ox is like beneath his/her thick shell. In fact, one would also need lots of tact to approach Oxen, as they are extremely subjective, intolerant and stubborn.
A misunderstanding with Oxen will very seldom result in a compromise, because it is almost impossible to make them hear the other side of the situation. Moreover, they love to be in the spotlight, so one should think twice before trying to steal their thunder.