I Am More Sensitive Than I Care to Admit

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    I hate it sometimes, too.

    When my friends hurt, I hurt for them.
    ZenLioNESS719 ZenLioNESS719
    51-55, F
    1 Response Nov 11, 2015

    I am usually seen as the stereotypical man in

    every group of friends that I have. some one who is not too emotional or cannot be bothered by everyday issues. and people carry that impression of me on a personal level too. agreed that i may have promoted that impression for a while. I perceived it as a quality a man...
    tskone tskone
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Sep 26, 2015

    I was recently diagnosed with a condition

    called fibromyalgia. I guess that explains why I am so sensitive not only in an emotional way but also in a physical way. I am required to take very expensive medications that I can't afford. I have been lucky that my mother has been helping me pay for them but I don't know what...
    Atrimon Atrimon
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 30, 2015

    Had orientation for my new job tonight with

    three other new hires, all male. We had to watch a training video on policies and blah blah. A charity set up with the company had testimonials of people who had been helped by it. I almost teared up watching it... And i knew i couldn't be the chick who cries on the first day...
    theMETAmonologue theMETAmonologue
    22-25, F
    Jan 30, 2014

    I feel everything that happens in the world.

    Common sense and intellectual thinking stand no chance against what I feel.
    Nelaew Nelaew
    46-50, F
    Nov 1, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Dec 5, 2015

    I am from the generation where

    if you got your feelings hurt, no one saw. I am always ran over, and overwhelmed with how my emotions flood me, drowning me in extremes and deep seated depression, and fear of not being good enough. I guess it's just part of who I am, but I really feel like a weeny because of it...
    ZenLioNESS719 ZenLioNESS719
    51-55, F
    4 Responses Jan 4

    I can perceive others' disposition toward me by

    small details. When I care about someone, this perception is exponentially higher and powerful. I can get when they pretend, when they lie, when they do not say everything about something specific. Of course, I'm not able to read minds yet. So, I fret and self-destroy myself...
    LordOfMisery LordOfMisery
    41-45, M
    1 Response Apr 25, 2015

    My friends are mostly all girls

    that are really tough. And I hate how they hate me for being the really sensitive one in there group and most times just leave me in back or call me a cry baby, ect.
    AjisPurple AjisPurple
    16-17, F
    2 Responses Sep 25, 2015

    Whenever I feel strongly about something

    and bring up my opinion, my opinion WILL be waved off as me being sensitive. I don't even know if I am really sensitive or if some people are just disregarding me.
    almaera almaera
    18-21, F
    1 Response Jun 7, 2014

    I take things to heart.

    I try not to. I deny doing it. But it doesn't change the fact that I do. Words hurt, sometimes jokes hurt, some questions hurt, even statements. So yeah..
    wedgieshurtalot wedgieshurtalot
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jun 8, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    1 Response Oct 5, 2015
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    3 Responses Nov 14, 2015

    Many people think I'm just a chill,

    friendly person. COMPLETELY different on the inside. Every little criticism follows me forever. You looked at me weird? You must hate me omg I'm terrible and ugly.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 1

    especially when friend(s)

    that I care about talk to me in a condescending or sarcastic way. I almost always will interpret anything you say and take it literally. If I say Ok or nothing at all back to you then you will know that I have been offended. I will try and give the benefit of the doubt but if...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    2 Responses Sep 27, 2014

    I sometimes come across

    as this brittle, witty type - but the truth is I'm very tender-hearted. That's a double-edged sword. I love deeply, and for a long time - and I can be easily hurt. But because I'm this way, I try to be more careful of other people's feelings. So - I can have depths of empathy...
    SmartKat SmartKat
    46-50, F
    1 Response May 12, 2014

    I hate how I cry so much

    but I hate how no one notices. If I have family problems and it effects my mood, my friends will ask about it and I'll say something but they'll only pretend to listen. I'll listen to them go on for hours about who they like, how the only compliments they get are about how...
    Lcy2472 Lcy2472
    13-15, F
    Sep 25, 2015

    Yesterday, I was told

    that I am writing too much and that it is very unhealthy for me. I have never been so shocked and hurt at once. The worst problem is that she is one of the most positive people I know. I looked up at her, and those damn words just hurt. . . “Medically speaking, as much as you...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13
    31-35, F
    1 Response Mar 4
    Lynlove Lynlove
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 4

    Due to numerous situations getting out of

    control, I am fighting emotional hurricanes every day. And I'm lucky to have someone who helps me get a grip when I lose focus... I expected rejection, I expected him to run away. Yet in my toughest moments, he did the opposite. Now that's what makes me feel the warmth of love...
    busybee333 busybee333
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jun 7, 2015

    it's true. I try to act all big

    and tough, but that doesent always work.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jul 30, 2015

    being sensitive and being weak are different

    things, I would like to admit that am very sensitive and cautious to the changes that take place . But I felt that people consider sensitive =weak no that's not true .
    CosmicWeb CosmicWeb
    22-25, M
    1 Response Mar 5

    I think most people are I wish I was able to

    just block it out but I'm not
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Feb 1

    I just can't take any more mean comments.

    Please don't message or comment if you are going to say hurtful things. This has been a very emotional week.
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    6 Responses Dec 4, 2015

    I'm usually just crying alone

    so no one would worry..
    schniffulmoffun schniffulmoffun
    13-15, F
    1 Response Oct 26, 2015

    I always prepare lunch boxes

    so that my partner can take them to work. Although I feel like she doesn't like my food and that sometimes throws it away. To be honest I don't think I am a bad cook. There are a lot of people that like how I cook, but it hurts that the most important one doesn't like it.
    Atrimon Atrimon
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 29, 2015

    Most people see me as a thug

    until they talk to me and realize I'm sweet and smart
    luvadaman luvadaman
    26-30, M
    Jan 6

    Sensitivity runs in my family.

    For example, my brother will dwell on a sentence that I made a day ago and think that it was meant as an insult to him. Then, I will do the same thing and misinterpret something my brother said and get my feelings hurt yet tell him he shouldn't take everything I say seriously...
    Jennio1559 Jennio1559
    31-35, F
    Jun 7, 2015

    I wish somebody had asked me how I am feeling

    today. I wish my partner cared if I ate or not. I wish I had a mug of warm tea or hot chocolate to help me heal my wounds. I wish I wasn't sitting in the dark alone. I wish somebody hugged me tonight.
    Atrimon Atrimon
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 25, 2015

    hi I am very sensitive in the emotional person

    with a click my finger can cry just like that & when I see little girls cry to
    kittybaby1968age3 kittybaby1968age3
    46-50, M
    Feb 1
    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies
    18-21, F
    Dec 6, 2015

    Often, I think I am stronger

    than I used to be. Well, I know I am. However, I still take things too personally. Even at work I tear up if I think the doctor is being snippy with me, or my patient doesn't care for my advice or feedback. I cry when I receive a message here that I find upsetting. I cry if...
    deleted deleted
    26-30
    Jan 11, 2014
    sparksspunk sparksspunk
    31-35, F
    1 Response Nov 19, 2015

    Damn It

    I hate the fact that someone can get to me without really trying...I hate with one slight avoidance from them I feel as though I've done something wrong...I hate my eyes get glassy with tears when I watch the Kleenex commercial where they sit on the couch and talk...I hate I can...
    GoldieMtZion GoldieMtZion
    26-30, F
    5 Responses Feb 4, 2008

    Being sensitive towards other people makes me

    feel like they will look down on me and feel bad for me, and that is one thing I really fear. But I believe I need to be more sensitive with people in order to have meningful relationships..
    swik swik
    18-21, F
    Feb 1

    I act tough on the surface,

    but deep inside I'm really just a small lonely girl asking why life is so unfair, and why I have to be alone. That little girl cries at night, for the world she can never have, and for the wish that will never come true. That little girl screams, but she's sealed behind a giant...
    LikeICare13 LikeICare13
    13-15, F
    Mar 4

    I know I shouldn't let it get to me

    but I do get down when people refuse to speak to me after seeing my picture. I'm not that bad looking but the way girls treat me makes me feel like I'm a hideous monster. Haha
    SnowHawk88 SnowHawk88
    26-30, M
    5 Responses Jun 9, 2015
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