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I Want to Not Be So Sensitive

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 497 People

    I feel like I don't really belong in society;

    The materialism and consumerism, that everyone around me is changing and growing up but I haven't; that i'm still the same teary child I am now than when I was younger. I see attractive people in the streets and wish I looked like them and being in the city centre makes me feel...
    CaitlinBuchan97 CaitlinBuchan97 16-17, F 2 Responses Apr 25

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    Shark Kid

    So I was in Art class because I like had to be there all day to finish this 8th grade project. And that seventh graders come in and and these one kid was talking about shark to his friends and these kid next to him was like "shut up and stop talking about shark." and these girls...
    holyflapjacks holyflapjacks 16-17, M 1 Response May 21, 2012

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    Ice Does Melt

    It's amazing how the coldest people are usually the ones with the easiest to hurt feelings. Unfortunately, I'm among those. I know it's part of being human, but I don't want to be able to hurt anymore. 3
    deleted deleted 26-30 Oct 27, 2011

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    To Sum Stuf

    but concerning other things im v glad iv been or am that sensitive . coz iv experienced stuf that im able to help others kind of make sense of their situations .. so far with out needing to go to a psych .. ;) but too sensitive concerning sum stuf makes sum pieces of life hurt...
    wezamuntkee wezamuntkee 36-40, M 1 Response Oct 10, 2007

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    Battered Soul..

    Such hatred..such contempt…from someone you love…can be unbearable..and whats unbearable? When several million thoughts inflict your mind at the same time like splinters of glass, piercing through your very core and you cry in pain and you feel you are never gonna heal again...
    Nishitaa Nishitaa 22-25, F 12 Responses Jul 23, 2011

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    Teary Eyed .

     i can be watching anything and feel the tears coming .... it even happens when im watching playhouse disney or for the worse  spongebob or the fairly odd parents which happens to be my favorite cartoon .. silly lil things ...  i dont know .. i should probably...
    starstruck2xtrme starstruck2xtrme 26-30, F 2 Responses Sep 29, 2007

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    Yes, Once Again, Life Is To...

    Yes, once again, life is to short and being sensitive gains you nothing but a reputation as a push over. I spent years worrying what people thought, would cry at night thinking about it, now I just suck it up and avoid situations that make me weak. Although, I wouldn't hurt an...
    huggyvee huggyvee 46-50 2 Responses Jul 20, 2009

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    Dont like this. Hypersensitive. Hypervigilant. overly, overly. To the point of paranoia. But negative. Dont like myself so much think other people think those things about me...
    Bonnienz Bonnienz 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 1

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    So, as most of you do not know, I have been on EP for a grand total of... 17 days! And inactive for 12 of them- if you do the math correctly, this is my fifth full day on here- so...
    insidious2014 insidious2014 18-21, M 6 Responses 4 days ago

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    I am sensitive person as the rest of us are and after a while I can become a rebel; as we all can become. So, I will let someone else explain for me! ICE I was thinking that I...
    ColdAsIce104 ColdAsIce104 36-40, F 3 Responses Sep 22

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    I'm a sensitive person; yes. I don't like when people raise their voices or talk down to me. Fighting back is not one of my better values. I'm also sensitive to people. I don't...
    kc07 kc07 36-40, F 11 Responses Sep 29

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    It's so weird that most of the time I feel alienated from a lot of people, even though they may not realise it, I am different than them. I always treat others how I would like to...
    lovenlight84 lovenlight84 26-30, F 4 Responses Oct 5

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    Wow I think I'm a HSP! I started when I was about 17. But as a child I was sensitive. (Emotionally). So probably all my life. Now, I'm also noise sensitive. I can't sleep...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    i hate being so sensitive because iam nervous girl any simple thing making me so so nervous and worries about everything evry minute that's make my stomach hurting and I can't eat...
    lilyalexandergia lilyalexandergia 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 5

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    ultimatehacker ultimatehacker 26-30, M 4 Responses Oct 11

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    The Rich and the Poor Homelessness in America I hate that most people look down on the poor like they are dirt or trash. People call them bums or low class. Can't...
    Kornisone Kornisone 26-30, F 10 Responses Sep 27

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    I don't know if I'm just being too sensitive, overthinking or being paranoid with a friend i used to like if he still wants to friend with me...
    hopefaithlove84 hopefaithlove84 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 4

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    I can't stand the bright sunlight in the morning. Especially when the curtains aren't particularly good which let in so much light, which I had during a time in my life. I would...
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F Oct 13

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    I wish I was less in tune with everyone's emotional states. Even if someone hurts me-I can hardly hurt them back, even if they are a lousy person, mean to me or others and I know...
    Godess4Fun Godess4Fun 31-35, F Sep 22

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    If light is in your heart You will find your way home to yourself. Being sensitive may seem like a cross to bare but it's really a gift to share .
    Bythelight0fthemoon Bythelight0fthemoon 31-35, F 5 Responses Sep 22

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    I am sensitive to the point where I jump anytime I am alarmed by an approaching stranger, the click of a camera, even the crunch of a chip! It's terrible, to the point where I have...
    opheliarevived opheliarevived 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 27

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    Sensitive, irritable, easily offended, and even rude sometimes. What a deadly combination 😔
    TaoTao90 TaoTao90 22-25, F 12 Responses Oct 1

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    I am sensitive because I care too much and I know the feeling of being alone.. Experience is the best teacher.. So I just live the words spoken by saint Theresa even if people...
    simplygm simplygm 26-30, F 3 Responses Oct 2

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    I'm a sensitive person because I notice details that most people don't!
    caseroo caseroo 18-21, F 2 Responses Oct 2

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    I'm a sensitive person who gets work up on certain triggers ... And sadly, I am not as open minded as many due to my restricted past. 😢 I WAS the shy antisocial wallflower...
    chisane chisane 18-21, F 1 Response Oct 3

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    I might seem hard and tough on the inside but. I am soft/ sensitive on the inside. To protect myself from falling to pieces. And it's hard to recover sometimes.
    Mann254 Mann254 16-17, M 1 Response Oct 4

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    I used to be a lot more sensitive than I am now. But then I stopped giving a **** about what people thought.
    sugarcakes143 sugarcakes143 18-21, F 5 Responses Oct 4

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    Today I told my mom how was I hurt by their word when I was little. She gave me a no big deal look. I felt I am stupid and shame. I am sorry being so sensitive that none of you can...
    Elekel Elekel 22-25, F 3 Responses Oct 5

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    I don't think I'm the only one but I tend to beat myself up constantly. I really wish I wasn't so insecure and incredibly sensitive to things people say. I find it difficult to...
    glomilk glomilk 13-15, F 2 Responses Oct 6

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    I get my feelings hurt a lot! Wish I didn't - but I do. Sometimes I act shy to protect my feelings and then people think I'm snobby!! Ugh ... Couldn't be further from the truth...
    formulaoneut formulaoneut 36-40, M 7 Responses Oct 7

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    And so it goes. I just don't even know how to explain it. I'm so over being so sensitive. I wish I knew how to turn it off and never look back.
    MeLBear133 MeLBear133 31-35, F 7 Responses Oct 8

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    being too sensitive or to feel everything so very deeply is a curse!
    NostalgicSpirit NostalgicSpirit 22-25, F 2 Responses Oct 11

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    I've been sensitive since... always- but being pregnant takes me on a whole new level even now, 20 weeks along. People easily hurt my feelings compared to before and I tend to...
    justagummybear justagummybear 18-21, F 4 Responses Oct 11

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    I am and will always be sensitive, but I think that I have learned how to not take things personally through practicing yoga, resistance training, psychotherapy and applying what I...
    crazycatlady79 crazycatlady79 31-35, F 4 Responses Oct 12

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    I am so sensitive to noise, that I will wake at a single sound. I can't sleep unless it's completely quiet. I hate being like this, it ruined my life.
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 70+, F Oct 12

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    I'm not usually sensitive but Furry just saw a post on Facebook about Denmark banning relations with animals. And the comments..those hurtful comments about people who do have...
    FurryBabe FurryBabe 18-21, F 5 Responses a week ago

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    I wasn't always a very sensitive person until this year.... Now I always cry, if my boyfriend tells me something nice, I cry tears of happiness. I get scared easily, i cry easily...
    TheOcarinaHero TheOcarinaHero 16-17, T 1 Response 3 days ago

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    Kind? umm yes Sensitive? yeah i guess Loving? love me, i will love you, simple!
    mahdiraza mahdiraza 16-17, M 3 days ago

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    I think alot about what makes me so sensitive and emotional. It's not good to me. I cry over simple things and sometimes the smallest thing said or even not said can make me feel...
    Raptax231 Raptax231 18-21, M 2 Responses