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I Am More Sensitive Than I Care to Admit

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    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 3 Responses May 12, 2014

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    I Am More Sensitive Than I Care to Admit....

    I have always been Sensitive. I have always been subject to have my feeling hurt, and when someone does that, I am hurt, really bad. It just hurts! I hate it so much. But I guess me being as sensitive that I am, and not being able to hide it as well as others, shows that I am a...
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses May 22, 2009

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    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 1 Response Jun 7

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    I Ware My Heart On My Sleeve

    I ware my heart on my sleeve and losts of times i get hurt becalse of it
    lunnas lunnas 41-45, F 1 Response May 15, 2009

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    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

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    It is indeed sad that a person stops messaging

    me when I refuse to show my pictures .New members please don't add me if that is all you want.I was also surprised when a man posted about a man adding pictures of his daughter's friends and hers too in his album and mentioning it in a post.Doesn't he know they might be stalked...
    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 3 Responses Jun 9

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    I Wear My Heart On My Sleeve

    Few people would know it, but I am not as tough as I pretend to be. I give everything of myself to friends and loved ones and many people take advantage of this. On the outside I come across as tough and confident but deep down inside I take things very personally. I'm not...
    titfortattoo titfortattoo 36-40, F 3 Responses Dec 13, 2007

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    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 4 Responses Jun 9

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    *groan*

    It's sickens me to see how easily I feel. I feel so much, it pours out of my mouth and fingertips and ears and eyes. I overflow with this longing to be held and comforted. No one should have to deal with this. Haha when I watch movies and read books sometimes I start thinking the...
    Girlonwire Girlonwire 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 30, 2011

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    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

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    But Only Sometimes!

    Sometimes i can be over sensitive this isnt the case always which is why it always throws me. I should know myself by now, but i am constantly finding myself in situations where i want to cry just a little bit too easily. I like to think i am tough and hard and strong but...
    thehippy thehippy 41-45, F 2 Responses Mar 31, 2009

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    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 3 Responses Sep 27, 2014

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    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...
    mollyhearts mollyhearts 36-40, F Jan 11, 2014

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    True..

    Most people I know really don't get to see this side of me to often but it's there...I haven't exposed it a lot though..
    ForeversNever ForeversNever 22-25, M Sep 13, 2008

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    This Is Kind of a Contradiction, Don't You Think?

    If I didn't care to admit it, then I wouldn't have joined this group.  Right?   So, I admit it.  I am an extremely sensitive person.         
    hippieheart hippieheart 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 8, 2008

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    Well...

    i wont like burst out in tears at everything but i think i wear my heart on my sleeve. Im probably too quick to trust and i care for people way more than i probably should.  Because of this im usually effected by things way more than other people would be. Sometimes it can...
    PaperTowns PaperTowns 22-25, F 4 Responses Dec 29, 2009

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    Below The Surface

    I may laugh or seem to brush off your verbal arrows arrows but rest assured that the barbs remain embedded in the flesh for a time. I am far more sensitive than I care to admit. I admit to friends, to family - to the noble few who understand me and who get me. Why tell it at all...
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Dec 29, 2009

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    "I Am More Sensitive Than I Care to Admit"

    I have always been Sensitive. I have always been subject to have my feeling hurt, and when someone does that, I am hurt, really bad. It just hurts! I hate it so much. But I guess me being as sensitive that I am, and not being able to hide it as well as others, shows that I am a...
    DyinToBeLoved DyinToBeLoved 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 26, 2008

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    almaera almaera 18-21, F 1 Response Jun 25, 2014

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    I Hide It Too

    It seems that most peope are ashamed of this and hide it from people, I can relate to that. People think I'm strong and that I can deal with anything, that's why they come and lean on me alot, ut I find it hard. I am sensitive, I do like to cry and I cry a lot. My mum used to...
    AWUK AWUK 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 3, 2008

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    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

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    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...
    armacalle armacalle 41-45, M 1 Response Apr 25

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    Dwar Does Not Save Kittens.

    Dwar doesn't save kittens. Dwar is an a%$hole. Among the things that did not happen tonight, Dwar did not get a cat carrier. He also did not get a cat bed, a litter box and litter, or feeding/water dishes. He most certainly did not sit on a bench outside in the cold and damp...
    Stoneforge Stoneforge 31-35, M 1 Response Nov 14, 2010

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    I Care!

    So many things hurt me but i just brush them off with an "i don't care." Inside it rips me to pieces when people don't see that i do care and I am hurting.
    confusedchristian confusedchristian 18-21, F Jun 10, 2010

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    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 7 Responses Jun 10

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    Ashamed :(

    Knowing that you shouldn't let the things people say get to you is one thing; doing it is another Acting like nothing anyone says gets to you is one thing, reality is another When people you love say hurtful things it goes strait to the heart When people you trust start to...
    tulick tulick 31-35, F 2 Responses Jun 30, 2008

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    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

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    Goodness lately I am.

    This whole week and last week the littlest things have set me to tears. It's not my cycle. I'm just teary. And I ran everything to heart :(
    mollyhearts mollyhearts 36-40, F 3 Responses Aug 19, 2014

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    Wow... I was blocked.

    Fair enough. Huh.
    mollyhearts mollyhearts 36-40, F 3 Responses Apr 23

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    Times Change

    Growing up I was never very emotional. I didn't cry at my father's funeral and he was my hero. Now, though, I find myself too emotional. It started off with sad movies. Then it was sad movies and happy movies. Now just reading or writing sad or touching stories on EP can move me...
    Wid Wid 26-30, M 1 Response May 10, 2008

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    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 Jul 30

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    People Call Me a Rock..

    A friend of mine once said to me "You're like a rock!" Ive built walls, A fortress deep and mighty, That none may penetrate. I have no need of friendship; friendship causes pain. Its laughter and its loving I disdain. I am a rock, I am an island.    ...
    deleted deleted 26-30 3 Responses Aug 11, 2008

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    Worst Enemy

    It ruins all my relationships.  Worst part is, I like sensitive guys.
    Mareola Mareola 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 10, 2010

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    it's true. I try to act all big

    and tough, but that doesent always work.
    Andyg99 Andyg99 22-25, M Jul 30

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    Yup.

    i always get hurt by what people say, and ill tell people that it hurt me, but i can be just as harsh back without censoring myself...i will appologise if i know it hurts them tho. but if i know something needs to be said, im gonna say it.
    Br0kenAngel Br0kenAngel 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 20, 2007

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    I Do Cry...

    But not a lot of my friends know that... They think I'm so much stronger... But then, that's the facade I put up... I just don't know if people will accept me once they know the real me... There's so much they don't know about me, and so much they never will... :(
    deleted deleted 26-30 1 Response Jan 23, 2008

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    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 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 8

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    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 1 Response Jun 7

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    One of the reason I think this way is probably my look.. (^_^) I'm not so good looking :P :)
    loverylend loverylend 26-30 2 Responses 7 hrs ago

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    look and feel better all the time, when I was living in Texas I would walk out wearing my roommate's pajama pants, they were fuzzy with rainbow leopard spots while wearing one of...
    Zurea Zurea 26-30, T 7 hrs ago

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    Sometimes I have dinner with my parents are their friends' families. Their friends have children and most of them is younger than me, but one of them is a bit older than me. After...
    Acrylic19 Acrylic19 16-17, F 2 Responses 15 hrs ago

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    I think this is one of those universal experiences that we all share. Even if we don't care to admit it.
    Mrskatearch Mrskatearch 31-35, F 1 Response 17 hrs ago

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    Feelings. Goals. Societal traditions. Forced by powers. Bullies. Inflation. Wealthy tax dodgers. Employment traditions. Shyte flowing down hill. Why. Stupid...
    Converted Converted 46-50, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    passion is more important than earnings,most inventions are crafted with progress in mind not the reward of currency
    miimii0069 miimii0069 26-30, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    If your friend offers you a Mike's hard lemonade, you are no longer friends with someone like that. You don't need that kind of drama in your life.
    Liftofferik Liftofferik 26-30, M 3 days ago

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