Overly Sensitive

@AmbiePam (44598)
United States
May 3, 2008 10:44pm CST
Is there something you are overly sensitive about? When you hear something said about the subject, you automatically think people are referring to you? Or if they bring up a subject you think they are just trying to push your buttons? Maybe it is just something you have been through, and you have firm thoughts about it, and you don't like it when someone varies from what you actually know about the subject. It has to be hard to go through life without having at least one thing we are overly sensitive about at one time or other. I know that I used to be overly sensitive about a few things until one day I tried to really look at it objectively. And truthfully, I was jumping to conclusions about what people meant when they talked to me about certain things. I think I was hearing one thing, but interpreting it as something else. I try not to do that anymore. What about you?
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@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
5 May 08
I am overly sensitive about my weight and I am always hearing others saying how fat they are and that they need to lose the weight and that they have to stop being pigs when eating and they aren't even that big so it makes me feel bad and sometimes it makes me feel as though they are telling me that I should be ashamed to have let myself get so heavy and that I must be a pig and eat all the time which I don't. I just didn't do alot after I ate but sit in front of a computer all day now I make sure that I get away for exercise for atleast a hour even if all I do is walk and a few other exercises. I know I am reading more into it then I should. I have lost weight this year after being tired of being so big now I have lost 70 pounds now. But I still feel self consious about it and sensitive especially since I have so far still to go to my goal.
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@AmbiePam (44598)
• United States
5 May 08
I understand. I really do. And you want to tell them to be quiet and be grateful for the figure they have, which is not big at all. You know trying so hard to watch every calorie, and you see someone thin gobble up everything without putting on a pound. Granted, there are people with eating disorders that make themselves thin, but on the whole, they are NOT the people we happen to be around. And to lose weight a person really needs to be in a positive envrionment, which I gather is something you don't have. You have come so far by yourself.
@mtdewgurl74 (18122)
• United States
5 May 08
That is so very true.I go no where, don't have a vechicle can't afford to have one. Basically my link to the world is my computer and what family(my husbands) lives around me or comes to see me Warning whine ahead... My brother in law told me today why lose weight you know by winter you have it and more back on. And even at 356 I still am not allowed in my sister in laws cars. I don't get out ot go anywhere but once or twice a month and my mom takes me. My mom will talk about my sister gaining weight and getting so big when I was 426 pounds and my sister only 220 lbs. But my mom(240 lbs) is the only one who helps me keep my head above water sometimes. I want to be liked and loved for me and who I am. not what I look like or should look like.Sorry to be such a whiner about things.It has been a uphill battle for me to lose it I face food everyday and I feel good when I go to bed at night knowing that another day behind me that I made it that day. Something that might trigger a binge one day will make me stronger and fight harder the next. I just gotta keep the faith in myself and say you can do this, you are doing this. Whine over. Knock on wood..
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@AmbiePam (44598)
• United States
5 May 08
You're doing so well, I wish I could be your cheerleader! It takes a lot of determination to lose weight. I know there was a time I kept thinking, what does it matter, it's impossible to do. But I started thinking, time is going to pass anyway, why not make an effort? And boy is it hard. So anytime you want to talk about anything, weight or whatever, just let me know. But I hope you are eating better tasting food than I am. I'm currently living on oatmeal and veggies. : )
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@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
30 May 08
Oh yes. My husband says I do this all the time and I guess I do. I am even sensitive about being sensitive, lol. As I have gotten older though I'm not as bad. I can't let some things roll off my shoulder. Also I have learned that if they really are trying to get to me then they have succeeded if I let them. I really don't want to give them the satisfaction.
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@lucy02 (5017)
• United States
30 May 08
I'm sorry that should read "I can let some things roll off my shoulder"
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@AmbiePam (44598)
• United States
31 May 08
True. More than anything I don't want anyone to think they have gotten under my skin!
@minnie_98214 (10574)
• United States
4 May 08
Well my hubby says I have been overly sensitive and taken things wrong alot lately but I have a good excuse lol. Darn hormones can drive you mad but im trying to control them at least mine will get better after I pop out this little tyke.
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@AmbiePam (44598)
• United States
4 May 08
Oh hey, you get a 9 month free pass. Actually, make that a whole year. It's crazy to think someone can bounce back to 'normal' right after giving birth.
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• United States
4 May 08
No kidding we should at least get a few months after to get the hormones back to a semi normal state. We are woman so we get some leverage with hormones being slightly wacky as a norm seting lol.
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• United States
4 May 08
I have always been overly sensitive to anyone making negatives comments about other people I care for and that includes my pets! I feel the immediate need to defend them
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@AmbiePam (44598)
• United States
4 May 08
I wouldn't count that as overly sensitive, I'd count that as a great friend! (and pet owner, : ) )
@winterose (39932)
• Canada
4 May 08
no I don't automatically think somebody is talking about me because they mention a subject, but I do always think of the underdog and stick up for them, if you ever read my books you will see that is my signature writing. I am not really overly sensitive about anything really, I learned to toughen up a long time ago. However, if you catch me when I am already stressed out over something and then bring up a subject that I hold near and dear to me even if it is not what I am stressed out about you will not necessarily get the cool calm clear things winterose, but you will get the stressed out version.
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@AmbiePam (44598)
• United States
4 May 08
Yeah, I think that as a fine character trait to have, not being overly sensitive. We need people to stick up for the underdog.
@jillhill (37354)
• United States
4 May 08
There are a few things that I am overly sensitive about. People talking about smokers....I unfortunately still smoke but have cut down....no longer smoke in my own home even....but some people get on the bandwagon. AS far as I am concerned we all have a vice. I do try to be careful toward others when there is something that I know bothers them...and I try to remain calm when someone knocks smokers...most people don't even know that about me!
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@AmbiePam (44598)
• United States
4 May 08
I didn't know that!
@SheliaLee (2738)
• United States
26 May 08
Hi Amber! I have to admit there is one thing that I'm overly sensitive about and that is when people talk about a person being overweight. I absolutely hate the word "obese/obesity". That is a word I hear quite a bit too when I am transcribing my medical reports. A lot of times the therapist/doctor who is dictating will talk about the patient being "morbidly obese". I cringe every time I hear it. I have been overweight most of my life and I guess that is why I am sensitive to this subject. I know I shouldn't be but it really bothers me. I'm thankful that I am now losing the weight but I hope I never even accidentally call someone "obese". Take care!!
• Australia
26 May 08
Not that I can think of right now. Getting late here and I soooo need some sleep! Oh, hang on, I can be rather sensitive to the criticisms people dish out about my parenting skills. I do my best, and yet it never seems to be good enough, especially to those couples of still breeding age that have no kids of their own!
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• United States
5 May 08
I am that way about ALOT of things...I have on friend in particular who will talk about "people in general" and i always feel like she's talking about ME. When i go to explain why i do/say things, she'll always say "I dont mean you!" but sometimes I bet she does! I try not to worry about things people say, but it is hurtful when you feel like people are talking badly of you. Its easy to become paranoid.
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@mbs730 (2155)
• Canada
5 May 08
Oh yes I am VERY sensitive and insecure, I admit. Especially when I feel that someone is poking fun at my phobia I automatically think they are talking about me. There are other things that I am sensitive about.
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@ellie333 (21029)
4 May 08
Well they do say that only 10% of the reason we get upset over a situation is 90% due to past experiences that trigger the reation so yes I guess we all have something we are extra sensitive about. I immediately thought no there isn't really anything but then thought again and I think the thing with me is people saying anything about my parenting, my discipline with my children etc. cos as a single mum you tend to get a lot of cristism and I think mine stemmed from when I was married due to my ex-husbands mother overseeing my every move with my eldest from how I bathed, changed and dressed my child so now when someone says 'you should tell him not to .........' I get annoyed very quickly. I think I have a achieved a lot but there is no rule book and still feel insecure as to whether I have made right decisions in certain circumstances. Ellie :D