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I Am More Sensitive Than I Care to Admit

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    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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    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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    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

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    whitesunshine87 whitesunshine87 51-55, F 7 Responses Jun 10, 2015

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    This is one thing I wish I could change about

    myself ... I envy people who r more practical ...Think I do everything with my heart first then thinking .....feel like that makes me vulnerable to getting hurt & used more ......but sensitive people r also sensitive to others and that I wouldnt change ......will always treat...
    Angel8090 Angel8090 31-35, F 4 Responses Dec 6, 2015

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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, 2015

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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 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 8, 2015

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    Most people see me as a thug

    until they talk to me and realize I'm sweet and smart
    luvadaman luvadaman 26-30, M 1 Response Jan 6

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    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 a week ago

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    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F 3 Responses Nov 14, 2015

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    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F 2 Responses Oct 5, 2015

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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 Jun 7, 2015

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    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 13-15, F 2 Responses Sep 25, 2015

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    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 a week ago

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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 3 Responses Jun 7, 2015

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    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.
    sassygirl42 sassygirl42 41-45, F 11 Responses Dec 4, 2015

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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...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Jan 11, 2014

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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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    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, 2015

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    sparksspunk sparksspunk 31-35, F Nov 19, 2015

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    Lynlove Lynlove 22-25, F 2 Responses Jan 4

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    it's true. I try to act all big

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

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    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

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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 1 Response Jul 30, 2015

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    I think most people are I wish I was able to

    just block it out but I'm not
    ulonely2 ulonely2 36-40, M a week ago

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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 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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    Rain0069 Rain0069 26-30, F 3 Responses Dec 5, 2015

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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, 2015

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    I hate it sometimes, too.

    When my friends hurt, I hurt for them.
    ZenGrrrlLioNESS ZenGrrrlLioNESS 46-50, F 2 Responses Nov 11, 2015

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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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    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
    Kittymad1968 Kittymad1968 46-50, M a week ago

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    I'm usually just crying alone

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

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    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...
    ZenGrrrlLioNESS ZenGrrrlLioNESS 46-50, F 5 Responses Jan 4

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    I have a wall that is hard to take down.

    I have this thing where if im sad i will fake it till even i believe im not. I will NOT cry infront of you and if i do.. then you have broken through that wall. The one makes me look like a tough bad *** who could give two ***** about anything where inside i feel naked,ashamed...
    learellie learellie 18-21, F Jan 5

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    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

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    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

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    Alylovespuppies Alylovespuppies 18-21, F Dec 6, 2015

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