There's nothing wrong with being sensitive.<br />
It's a sign of intelligence and humanity.
Are you a Highly Sensitive Person? If so, you are wired to be that way. But nonetheless, I think it's extremely difficult not to be affected by things said that you don't like. I think it takes practice, trying different things to cope with it and be less affected. <br />
Best words to say to yourself may be something like - "Don't listen to false statements".<br />
What works better for me is to ask myself questions first, then answer my own questions with the truth and insight. For example:<br />
Q. - Is this statement about me true?<br />
A. - No. Then toss it out<br />
These probably aren't good examples.... It's late and I'm starting to fade...
as you get older you will probably toughen up<br />
them again it might just be your nature to be sensitive and be that way for life
You get upset because you're a *****. Inject shark testosterone into your balls three times a day for two months, that'll man you up.
As a guy, I am way too sensitive, especially to what my wife says. I've learned to chill out and almost ignore the hurtful things she says. But I'll probably get cancer as a result!!
"WordsForLiving" has a good idea there...<br />
I was going to suggest that you could do what I do - if someone says something insensitive or nasty to me, I think back..."Is what they said true of me?" If it is, you address and change it if that seems needed; or else simply dismiss it as untrue of you, and forgive them for speaking without due consideration, or spitefully. <br />
For there to be an "Insult" (or a bad word given hurtfully), there have to be TWO people - one to give it, and one to receive it with the belief that it is a valid statement. If you do not wish to accept it, it has no power to hurt you - you have taken back your power from the person who offered it to you in order to disturb your peace. If what they said, on reflection, IS true, then look upon it as a useful opportunity to change for the better. "Every cloud has a silver lining"!<br />
Strive to live honestly, with the confidence born of the knowledge that you are doing your best to be friendly and loving to your brother and sister human beings, and remain as far as possible GROUNDED and BALANCED in your emotions - then its easier to take things as they come, assess them, and give an appropriate response (or none at all!). Nobody can hurt you (with words particularly) unless you allow it. Perhaps you can tell yourself that!<br />
oh I totally relate..to you..I m sensitive myself...more sensitive to than you I guess:P.I cry easily if people say mean things...etc.In fact I cry a lot..:S<br />
I tend to overreact...but geez I cant help if I am emotionally unstable.Though I m trying my best to control my emotions..so I m stronger than before :) <br />
People will remain the same and you cant really stop someone from saying stuff you dont like.<br />
The best thing you can do is believe in yourself :) Dont let people get to you.Hold your head up high.Whenever you feel bad...think of good things...things that make you happy :) Remind yourself about your unique qualities..the good person you are..in this way other people's remark..wont affect you that much :) Hope I helped.