I Am Sensitive to Criticism

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 283 People

    Learning to Live With Criticism

    Since I developed Type 1 diabetes (insulin-dependent, same as Mary Tyler Moore), about 13 years ago, at the age of 30 (same age as Mary), and have had to deal with it 24/7, I have noticed I've become a lot more sensitive to criticism. I'm doing an internship right now and they...
    thinker1 thinker1
    2 Responses Sep 10, 2008


    No matter how nicely someone may or may not put it, I still don't like criticism. Like, I'm fine with it on tests and other things written down where I don't have to hear it directly from the person, but when I'm told to me face that something is wrong I just curl up in the...
    JonFurniss JonFurniss
    18-21, M
    Apr 2, 2008


    I have mood-swings. But one comment can haunt me for years.
    MuffinMuffinGirl MuffinMuffinGirl
    13-15, F
    Dec 21, 2009

    And It Lasts

    Although I accept criticism and take it, in my mind it's another story. Almost anything negative will feel like a personal attack to me. If someone says they don't like a certain show I'm watching, I feel hurt. I don't show it, but I feel it. This is rather childish, but I just...
    Bbrawl Bbrawl
    3 Responses Jul 23, 2009

    I Wish It Didn't Hurt So Much

    Sometimes, criticism ***** with my mind. It leaves me feeling sorry for myself. It makes me feel that I'm not good at anything.
    LylaRocks LylaRocks
    26-30, F
    May 4, 2011

    Sensitive 2 Criticism

    Self-critism at times cannot be that bad.  Sometimes, laughing at ourselves can be good too.  If someone self-criticize constantly or criticize another often, then there's an issue.  When a person makes self-critical remarks, they are very insecure and have low-self esteem...
    Whateverrrrr Whateverrrrr
    36-40, F
    Sep 20, 2011


    Usually I don't care what people say, but if it's someone I care about that changes everything.  Or, if it's something I'm already down on my self about and maybe trying to change, I feel like saying, "You don't think I know that?!  Shut up, jerk!"
    SomeguyinUT SomeguyinUT
    1 Response Jun 11, 2009

    Rarely But It Does Happen

    Most often any criticism I receive is given in such an ambiguous manner that I don't realize it is criticism until the second time around when the delivery is generally much more blunt. There are exceptions though, I can be very sensitive to criticism of the few people I'm close...
    Powderblue Powderblue
    36-40, F
    Oct 28, 2009


    find it hard to take, guess i got a low self esteem
    Donalh Donalh
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 1, 2008

    Me Too!!

    In fact I have a list of reasons I will break up with someone in the first 5 months of dating and judgments and criticisms are on it! I figure it like this... If you feel free to judge or criticize me in the first 5, you'll continue. I can't live with it. I am not sure about the...
    btrflysfound btrflysfound
    2 Responses Sep 11, 2008


    Even the smallest thing can set me off. I'll get in a bad mood and I'll think about it almost to the point of obsession. I've been trying to brush things off more recently but I think I'll always be sensitive to criticism.
    UnseenBlossom UnseenBlossom
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 14, 2008

    Very Much

    I'm way too sensitive to criticism. I take everything personal & I don't like it. I want to change. I don't like when people criticize even the smallest thing. I get offended. I get mad, irritated, hurt, & defensive. I need to learn to handle it better.
    Bellz182 Bellz182
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 22, 2009

    The One Everyone Loves To Hate...

    That's who I can become when criticized. I don't mean to, but it's true. In fact, I feel like everyone I encounter is a threat that I hate looking at. Like everything that happens is potentially the end of the world. I don't feel this way forever,  thank God. And, not all...
    April6 April6
    Feb 9, 2009

    Extremely So...

    I know I need to get over it because there will be a lot of criticism in my life. But:   It makes me feel like a failure, like I can't do anything right. It gets worse the harder/longer I've worked on a project. One time I worked days (and I mean days) on a project and...
    Xininah Xininah
    18-21, F
    Dec 20, 2009

    That Was Me In The Past Not So Much Anymore I Am Over It

    I used to have a real hard accepting criticism being constructive or not I thought it was a personal attack agianst me sometimes but it is all part of life we all need to be able to hear it and know that is usually to help you better yourself it comes with age as you get older...
    deleted deleted
    1 Response Apr 21, 2011

    Very Sensitive

    I'm very sensitive to criticism. Most of the time,I have to come up with a good comeback in order to make me feel better.
    Bryceman99 Bryceman99
    13-15, M
    Jun 28, 2009

    Yesterday my love told me she no longer thought

    of me as her rock. It was heart breaking. When she stepped out onto and explained to me where she was coming from... I spun it into a crises; into a black or white, "So, are you ending it with me?"... This AFTER she said she wants to be with me, but that she just can't figure...
    OldNRusty OldNRusty
    41-45, M
    Jan 13, 2015
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