Quit being so sensitive
August 17, 2014 8:48 AM Subscribe
I need some tips on living with a sensitive temperament. More inside.
posted by MeaninglessMisfortune to Human Relations (30 answers total) 30 users marked this as a favorite
I've been known all my life to be overly sensitive. Whether to it's criticism, jokes, sarcasm.. etc. My therapist and I have been trying to tackle this issue; to see where it's rooted. Problems with self-esteem and confidence seem to be a contributing factor. I'm currently working on that.
I find myself to be a very introspective and open person. Whenever I meet new people or become romantically interested in someone, I usually become very open with them in the beginning (talking about life, goals, passion, political and philosophical subjects). It's thrown a lot of people off it seems. I'm never intrusive or weird about it, I just enjoy trying to make a genuine connection from the start. I loathe small talk.
I don't know if I'm just meeting the wrong type of people, but I'm starting to feel like it's a real flaw. And I'm starting to feel like there's no one out there that feels the same.
Can anyone help me feel less alone? Or should I hold back?