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I Am a Sensitive Person

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    I become easily hurt by criticism

    and sometimes am too emotional to people's sob stories. I need to grow a backbone and thick skin. I used to be a perfect magnet for someone to walk all over.
    ajrestless ajrestless 18-21, F 4 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    I can start crying over anything -_- I just

    can't control myself most times. It's a very frustrating trait to have.
    ThatIsSoJill ThatIsSoJill 18-21, F 14 Responses Jun 23

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    Maybe I don't cry, but it hurts.

    Maybe I dont say, but I feel. Maybe I don't show, but I care.
    shimmersandsparkles shimmersandsparkles 26-30, F 8 Responses Feb 4

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    I wish I wasn't so sensitive.

    I admit that I tend to get easily hurt or offended by people and wear my heart on my sleeve. I'm also a very emotional person. On the outside, I'm physically strong, but in the inside, I'm very tender and fragile. So, please be gentle and handle me with care. :)
    texaschic35 texaschic35 31-35, F 4 Responses Jun 30

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    I cry and laugh over little things

    so fast . People even think i am faking it.
    Eternelleme Eternelleme 18-21, F 11 Responses Aug 18

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    I really wish I had a boyfriend.

    .. I've never met a man who can just talk to me like a human instead of a steak. Bring single is hard, I'm all new to this relationship thjng
    Jaielll Jaielll 18-21, F 7 Responses 2 days ago

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    I have always been told I wear my heart on my

    sleeve. It is very hard for me to mask my emotions. However, I don't think I would ever change that about myself. I am a vulnerable person, but I don't see the point in living if you can't be true to who you are and become one with your thoughts and feelings.
    Mang0Tree Mang0Tree 22-25, F 5 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    I am a sensitive person.

    I have the gift of empathy, which is a big part of my personality. My therapist doesn't call it being "sensitive", she calls it having a higher level of emotional intelligence. I think there's some truth there. I tend to wear my heart on my sleeve, I tend to love very...
    greeneyedlady72 greeneyedlady72 41-45, F 9 Responses Feb 3

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    Olieh Olieh 31-35, F 8 Responses 1 day ago

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    Don't worry when i fight with you,

    worry when i stop because it means there's nothing left for us to fight for.
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    You don't know how strong you are Until being

    strong is your only choice ..
    Sssaaarrraaa Sssaaarrraaa 70+, F 5 Responses 5 days ago

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    I've been this way since I was a little girl.

    Sure I played rough with my cousins and friends but I couldn't play too rough. I can't take criticism even if it's for my own good. I can't take being scolded by someone or I'd feel like crying. I can't begin to count on my hands how many times I've cried in school because of...
    IslandGirlNae IslandGirlNae 16-17, F 5 Responses 4 days ago

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    I'm going to be honest

    and say, yes, I do hold grudges. I'm sensitive to the fact that I put my full trust in people, but then get brutally stabbed behind my back and used. So, yeah, because of those people and experiences I've not only gained and continue to hold grudges, but I've also become...
    seakissedjem seakissedjem 26-30, F 14 Responses Aug 19

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    There's being sensitive

    and overly sensitive. I know I'm sensitive like when people tell at me that hurts my feelings. Yes. But some people on here are just a tad bit overly sensitive. They need a hug.
    countrygirlISTaylor countrygirlISTaylor 16-17, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    When someone hurts my feelings,

    it doesn't really show. People can say nice things to me all day, but that one negative thing can ruin it. I don't know why....
    Nessa312312 Nessa312312 16-17, F 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    Be careful what you say.

    You can say something hurtful in ten seconds, but ten years later, the wounds are still there.
    charmee26 charmee26 31-35, F 6 Responses 1 day ago

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    alyssabay alyssabay 13-15, F 10 Responses Aug 11

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    When people tease me I almost always take it

    seriously and I get super embarrassed and instantly get red with tears in my eyes.
    Ashlee1897 Ashlee1897 16-17, F 7 Responses 3 hrs ago

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    http://m.wikihow.com/Stop-Absorbing-Other-People's-Emotions This website may help those who are of a sensitive nature. Being sensitive sometimes makes you a target. Here are some coping strategies http://m.wikihow.com/Stop-Absorbing-Other-People's-Emotions
    Bythelight0fthemoon Bythelight0fthemoon 31-35, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    Everyone looks up to me

    for standing up for myself, laughing off personal jokes & voicing an opinion on certain situations. But I can't help but get upset during family arguments
    LiveLongerIfYouLaugh LiveLongerIfYouLaugh 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Can anybody relate? I'm one of those kinds of

    people that hides my emotions from everyone, for fear of being judged, to show vulnerability and generally not wanting to bother people with my feelings. It's gotten to the point were i can be completely fine, but certain triggers lead me to abandon my friend group for a few...
    MikeBrin MikeBrin 18-21, M 8 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    So some guy said he was gonna kill me at the

    mall today because I bought the last bag of cheetahs. I over reacted and broke his arm. (He pushed me as he said it)
    iamonamission iamonamission 16-17, M 29 Responses Aug 5

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    Im a very sensitive person,

    i was never always this sensitive, every year i become worse! I guess i just kept holding so much in and now i cant handle that anymore, so whenever im sad, mad or anything on between i cant hold back, and either i cry to myself, or infront of the person im arguing with or just...
    staystrongsu staystrongsu 18-21, F 2 Responses 3 days ago

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    Every time someone looks at me in an certain way

    or says something it triggers me and i can't take the pain so I hurt myself and I don't think I can stop plz I need help I'm so sensitive that anything triggers me
    alice123422 alice123422 13-15, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    As A Reincarnationist, I Believe That High Sensitivity Is Needed For Spiritual Growth

    I'm a true HSP.  It's hard to live in a world that is generally color-blind (black and white) but to instead experience brilliant shades of color and texture and depth everywhere.  Of course I have been told the same things, "You think too much"; "You always make a...
    FlowersNButterflies FlowersNButterflies 51-55, F 17 Responses May 9, 2010

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    I can usually tolerate alot,

    however if you say something that is very personal to me, it does really hurt. I will forgive you but I will remember what you have said.
    Sighting Sighting 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 day ago

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    I feel I give a lot more

    than I should.I have always been very sensitive towards others feelings.I try not to hurt them.I have always valued my friendships and relations.
    Susana1985 Susana1985 26-30, F 11 Responses Feb 22

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    Please I am very lonely

    and I want anyone to chat.
    Jabrsaif Jabrsaif 22-25, M 6 Responses 3 days ago

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    "@ItsThingsInLife: Nothing is worse

    than putting your trust in someone, and them letting you down."
    Asdesire Asdesire 31-35, F 10 Responses 3 days ago

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    I don't know why, but I just find my feelings

    getting hurt at remarks and criticism from people.
    taeJiLi taeJiLi 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    It doesnt take much to hurt me

    or even make me uncomfortable. When someone says something that I dont like I immediatly feel sufficated and I get anxious, my hands start to swet and its getting harder to breath. I usually laugh painfully along with the croud but it hurts and everytime I find it harder just to...
    TheTiredOne TheTiredOne 18-21, M 2 Responses Nov 27, 2013

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    I will always be that one friend

    that will always be there. I am that one friend that gives the best motivational speeches like there is no tomorrow. But it's come to my attention that I am letting days pass by me. I am that friend that gets sidelined; but I am also that one friend that pushes away my own goals...
    paradise1710 paradise1710 18-21, F 6 Responses Jul 18

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    The slightest comment

    or even light teasing hurts more then anyone knows. I. Any explain it but it's awful. I'm way too sensitive, but also a sad person and I think that has something to do with it.
    Chelyngra Chelyngra 31-35, F 1 Response 7 hrs ago

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    Am I the only one who questions their parents

    why they gave us a name such as our names? When I was 13 I threatened to sue my mom for naming me Calliope and she just laughed at me. As I turned older, I brought up the topic again. I asked her that I'll change my name legally and she said "respect your name, God has given us...
    calliecassidy calliecassidy 22-25, F 42 Responses Jun 3

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    It really annoys me..

    The fact that I'm a guy with a sensitive heart annoys me so much. Tbh I wish I could be mean and rude to people, I wouldn't suffer all the time.. I just wish I didn't care so much about everything
    Cheesyboy Cheesyboy 18-21, M 15 Responses Dec 20, 2013

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    I just wanted to clarify this experience

    for myself, and explain some of the ways that I think it applies to me. - I can handle the truth. - I can take criticism. - I take responsibility for my mistakes and am not too sensitive to deal with them. - I'm not fragile, weak, or breakable. (But I don't judge people who are...
    bluemountains36 bluemountains36 36-40, M 8 Responses Dec 15, 2013

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    I do not want to hurt anymore.

    .. It's like I'm a flower and all my petals are gone. I miss my mama. Been losing sleep.
    Jaielll Jaielll 18-21, F 4 Responses 1 hr ago

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    I get upset over the smallest things I'm very

    sensitive to touch won't even let my family hug me. The only people I let touch me are little kids.
    anestacia anestacia 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    The littlest things make me mad

    or upset 👏 so annoying.
    princessm99 princessm99 13-15, F 6 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    aww I feel sad every time I read a really long

    story from depressed people on here 😔 I just want to give you a big hug or something 🙍
    blondelife101 blondelife101 16-17, F 4 Responses Jun 24

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    I will always forgive

    and I will do my best to forget and over time, it typically will be gone from my immediate thoughts, but your words hurt me so much. Everyone. And they affect how I see myself, even though they shouldn't.
    sweetloaf sweetloaf 18-21, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Living As a Highly Sensitive Person

    I am a Highly Sensitive Person. I am a Highly Sensitive Man. By most standard conventions of society, those two statements are almost certain to get you labeled as at least “a bit strange,” but more likely as a “sissy boy,” “doormat,” or...
    Denmarkguy Denmarkguy 51-55, M 31 Responses Dec 29, 2007

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    When people turn their back on me,

    when they walk away I feel like the world is crashing. I know it can't just be me, can't just be me that feels that when people simply turn away without a word it kills them. I've started doing it myself, I'm tired of being the one who gets turned away like a stray dog from...
    isodole isodole 22-25, F 3 Responses 2 days ago

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    So I've been through some very difficult times

    in the past 10 years. It seems like one thing after another( major traumatic experiences) which do not have time to discuss or elaborate. My problem is... I got so angry, hurt and upset when the admissions financial aid clerk said something to me... She was short with me and...
    Sunshine501 Sunshine501 46-50, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Just was told his feelings

    for me are changing and he feels like he's using me:( so I guess I need to just try and get over it by sleeping the day away since my feelings don't matter....
    fallout07 fallout07 18-21, F 3 Responses 18 hrs ago

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    My friends aren't even asking how I am

    or responding to my text about getting together tonight... "Friends" It's starting to feel like I have none
    eternalfrisson89 eternalfrisson89 18-21, F 20 Responses Jul 19

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    I'm a very sensitive person.

    I don't tell many people this but I'm a cryer. I cry when I'm angry, frustrated or sad. It just happens. I'm also a very empathic person. I worry about others and their pain upsets me as much as my own.
    lzgroupie96 lzgroupie96 18-21, F 8 Responses Feb 12

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    I REPEAT! Being a sensitive person IS DIFFRENT

    from being a cry baby. Sensitive mean you are aware of your surrounding. Cry baby means youre cry after every litle things! Grow up sensitive! Not grow up to cry on every litle thing. Everyone who hate me, just tell me. Im sorry
    Biggbangg Biggbangg 16-17, M 17 Responses Aug 24

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    I hate getting my heart broken

    so easily. Someone said something to me today, and it hurt like a slap to the face. I feel myself spiraling downwards once more and I'm crying. I wish I wasn't this way where you can hurt me so badly with a few words. I hate it. I'm too easy to hurt and it makes me want to cry...
    superkitty17 superkitty17 31-35, F 11 Responses Jun 6

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    I want to write this note

    for all the teenagers of the world and in this site as well.Teenage is an age where lots of changes are taking place in your bodies,physically and mentally.You are coming out of the childhood phase and evolving into mini adults.Naturally due to these changes,you feel anger...
    beautifulbluesea beautifulbluesea 31-35, F 4 Responses Jul 3

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    AnAwkwardTurtle AnAwkwardTurtle 13-15, F 5 Responses Aug 8

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    Actually I enjoy putting losers in their place.

    I can deal with a lot of bullshit and rude remarks without giving a damn. However, when it (unexpectedly) comes from a person I love and care about, I find myself helplessly fragile.
    Rivalry0x Rivalry0x 22-25, F 9 Responses Feb 8

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    I really can be but am often afraid to show it

    as other may find it a weakness and try to exploit it. So I keep it buried as well as possible.
    Handyman25 Handyman25 22-25, M 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    I'm Hypersensitive

    This means I can feel more than most people feel. I am sensitive to everything, noise, violence, lack of empathy, lack of love of people around us, in our society... I am sensitive in places where there are bad energy, negative atmosphere. I used to have a hard time with my...