Too Sensitive. Do you take things too personally.

Shannintipton - posted on 07/27/2011 ( 21 moms have responded )

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I am. Too thinned skinned. I will dwell on it for days on end. Are you like this too or do you just let it roll right off your back. Please share. Thanks.

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Merry - posted on 08/01/2011

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And everything is my fault. I apologize for everything. I never stay mad for long cuz I feel guilty and then apologize. I also am impresionable, I believe whatever people tell me. This is dangerous! Not like literally dangerous but emotionally it is, I have a hard time knowing what I believe and defending it.

Jurnee - posted on 08/10/2011

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I'm a closet sensitive person,lol. It's very rare for me to let anyone know if my feelings have been slighted. I just smile and move on. On the rare occasion I have felt the need to let someone know they hurt my feelings, it aint pretty. I was a real sensitive child and teen,though, but it really wasnt working, guess I adapted.

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I have had to learn how to not be so sensitive. Even the wrong look could bring me down. Like earlier, DH was working on a vehicle, I asked him if there was anything he needed (meaning tea or water...), I got this look that made me feel bad for asking. Then I realized that he was just frustrated at the situation, hot, and yes, he wanted a drink!
Now, it depends on the situation, if it calls for being sensitive, I am, if I need to shrug it off, I do. There are times where I just don't give a crap and shrug it off all the time (like lately).

Julie - posted on 07/28/2011

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I don't really let anything bother me most of the time. Especially if it's someone I don't know. A friend was once incrdulous...You mean YOU cry?? That offended me a little, not sure why. But I said yeah, I am human. I do have feelings, I just don't show them much.

Gina - posted on 07/28/2011

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I'm really sensitive,I take everything to heart.Though I've suffered with depression for years now so I don't do the crying thing, I get angry! I guess I'm a people pleaser too, but lately I've been too broken to care. Maybe too much info but Shannin said to share.lol

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Danielle - posted on 08/10/2011

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It just depends. On CoM I'm pretty thick skinned, but when it comes to someone that's close to me that knows where to hit me where it hurts I'm very thinned skinned. I have to be very careful though b/c I'm bad about offending ppl. I say what I think before I think it through. Then I feel really bad b/c I didn't mean to hurt their feelings lol. I would rather be offended than to offend. If that makes sense lol.

Emma - posted on 08/10/2011

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There are so few people who's opinions really matter to me that unless your one of them i have rhino skin.

Merry - posted on 08/01/2011

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Yeah it sucks, sometimes I want to be mad but I start rationalizing it so fasti never get to just feel angry!
Then I'm always changing my mind based on what people say. That's why I'm n the debate groups I'm trying to get myself to believe something and defend it without giving in! Lol it's working pretty good, but I still get easily confused.

Sam - posted on 08/01/2011

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Laura you almost described me to a tea :) I apologize for everything too and can't stay mad because somehow I manage to turn everything into my fault. I can relate. I have also been called gullable many many times.

Merry - posted on 08/01/2011

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I'm too sensitive too. I try not to be but I get hurt easily and quickly.

Sam - posted on 07/28/2011

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I can be a tad sensitive :) My girls dad always said that I took everything to heart. Which is pretty much true when it comes to family and close friends. Strangers not really, if anything I will get more like fuck you if someone I don't know were to say something to me, even though deep down it would probaly bug me in some way. What can I say I am a people pleaser. I really do wish that I had a thicker skin, I am working on it though.

Shannintipton - posted on 07/27/2011

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It weird Holly, and I know it is cyber space here on CoM, but if somebody attacked me on CoM I think I would die. Isn't that stupid. But it is real to me. ha ha

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Usually, if it's something on here I log off and forget about it, but if someone in my family is being an ass I tend to dwell on it and let it get to me.

There have been a few times I have gotten too emotionally involved in debates on CoMs, but they are few and far between, so I think I'm doing pretty well :)

Carolee - posted on 07/27/2011

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I've gotten to the point where (as long as I'm not depressed) I will think it out logically. I will think about what happened (whatever it may be) from every angle I can think of, then decide who was "more right" or "more wrong". Typically, nobody's completely blameless.

Tamara - posted on 07/27/2011

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I take everything personally, I honestly have my moments where its my fault for everthing under the sun. I Know logically its not just at the time it feels that way.

Amber - posted on 07/27/2011

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It's never my fault, unless you can come up with incontrovertible evidence that proves otherwise!

I will apologize even if it isn't my "fault" if the situation gets heated and I feel bad about it though. Or if offend somebody inadvertently in my pursuit of rightness...haha
It happens :)

Shannintipton - posted on 07/27/2011

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I always feel like it is my fault too. Well most of the time it is. I make a lot of mistakes. oops.

Amber - posted on 07/27/2011

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It depends on who's saying/doing things.
If I don't know them, I'm thick skinned. If I know them but I'm not close to them, I'm thick skinned.
If it's somebody that I'm close to, I can be sensitive sometimes. It's a 70/30 split :)

Britt - posted on 07/27/2011

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Im a very sensitive person! Just ask my dh!
I have learned to "let it go," in one ear out the other! So far, it has been successful to the opposing person because then I know that other person didn't get the reaction out of me they wanted too.

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