Tell me please if there is any difference between the following sentences!

To me that mistake was a disaster.

For me that mistake was a disaster.

Does in the first sentence the speaker mean that the disaster has a huge affect on him, and in the second he mean that the mistake is a disaster in his opinion and that didn't experience any consequences?

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I decided to try inverting the sentences a little to help you answer this question.

That mistake was a disaster for me.

This sentences implies that the mistakeed me personally, or caused me disaster.

That mistake was a disaster to me

This sentence has less of an implication that the mistake affected "me" directly, but rather that the mistake was interpreted by me to be a disaster.

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