When you're tired, do you get easily offended?

United States
July 11, 2008 10:59pm CST
Do you get easily offended when you're tired? When you're tired does it feel like everyone is trying to pick an argument with you? The past few days I've been so tired and worn out and seems like every time I turn around I'm taking something wrong. Just seems like when I'm tired, I misunderstand what my spouse is saying. He's always so sweet and tries to explain things again, but my tiredness does cause friction! Do you find that happens when you're really tired or sick?
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@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
12 Jul 08
First off- I'm sorry you are tired and worn out- I think we all go through this from time to time. I know I do! Yes- when I'm tired I'm cranky! Just call me MSCrankyPants! So I always think people are starting things with me- I do realize that it is just me in the end. Sometimes I even tell myself (in my head of course) to stop it!
• United States
13 Jul 08
Thanks for your well wishes. I'm better now. Got lots of sleep. It was just my hormones playing tricks on me. I'm feeling 100% better. Thanks for your post!
@KrisNY (7609)
• United States
13 Jul 08
Been there-- hormones are wonderful aren't they? Glad you are feeling better !
@munhozmib (3730)
• Sao Paulo, Brazil
12 Jul 08
Hello! Yes, when we are tired it seems like everyone is picking on us, trying to bother us, we get angry with ease. Even though I'm a calm person, I can see the anger coming when I'm tired. I can still control it, though. When we are tired, it also seems like everyone is in need of a favor from us, doesn't it? People start calling you everywhere. They want you to do this and that, or they ask you for a favor, or anything like that. The whole world seems to be against you when you are tired. But nothing like a good night of sleep to recover the energies and wake full of dedication to another great day in our lives. Respectfully, Munhozmib.
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• United States
13 Jul 08
It's so true! A good night's sleep cures most ills. Thanks for your post.
@dfollin (12107)
• United States
12 Jul 08
Yes,I do because Iam so tired.But,when a person see's you are tired they should not say anything personal too you.When your tired,a lot of things could be misunderstood.
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• United States
13 Jul 08
Sure, it's a two way street. Giving and taking. Conversations are two sided. I suppose it's easy enough to take something wrong if it's meant that way. I'm fine now! Thanks for dropping by.
@flpoolbum (2396)
• United States
12 Jul 08
Unfortunately, I have always worn my heart on my sleeve and people seem to have the ability to press my buttons and arouse anger in me. This is really hard because I work with the public and it sometimes seems that I have to deal with the lowest scum of the earth. Sometimes, I don't know how I manage to keep my sanity, or my job! Even my poor wife becomes victim when I twist innocent comments into something horrible. I suggest that you get some help if you feel this anxiety often. There are many groups that are out there that can provide support. NAMI=National Alliance of Mental Illness has helped me a great deal, because, on top of everything else, I have to endure a radical form of bi-polar disorder. Get some help. There are groups out there that just want to help. Whether it be theraphy or peer counselling, it is well worth the time that you put into it. I have also found that salvation through Jesus Christ has allowed me to have God's abundant love, help and support. The poem, "Footprints in the Sand" comes to mind. A man sees his life as reflected by two sets of footprints in the sand. He notices that during the most troubling parts of his life that there is only one set of footprints. So he asks God about it. The Lord's reply was that those were the times that I carried you. I know it may seem silly. But I don't think that I would be alive right now had I not been able to rely on His strength. I wish you the best and will keep you in my prayers. Tom
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@alkurishy (2069)
• Iraq
12 Jul 08
Yes my friend I have some of this when I feel tired, but I try not talking much to keep me cool and do any mistake in talking to some one specially at home to avoid arguing with my wife or with my kids, and almost try to have a sleep to get rest and start a new mood after wake up.
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@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
12 Jul 08
Oh yes I can get to be this very same way.Espically if I have not slept well. There are times that I just can't sleep well and then I get up in a hateful mood.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
12 Jul 08
I just got logged off again as soon as I tried to reply. I hope this gets fixed soon.
• United States
12 Jul 08
Yeah, I think they are fixing some stuff in the system. It'll be over soon. Today has been weird all over the Internet.
@Shaun72 (15968)
• Palatka, Florida
12 Jul 08
Yeah it sure has.
• United States
13 Jul 08
i wouldn't say i get offended,but i do get easily annoyed. my mom likes to come up and talk and talk just when i come in from working. i usually wouldn't mind,but when you deal with people all day,it sounds like one long whine.it's like please,let me have some downtime!
• United States
13 Jul 08
I get that way too!
@Elkeliini (265)
• Finland
12 Jul 08
ow yes! I get totally edgy when I am tired and snap at everybody and everything. Dont often misunderstand though... but if it happens I get only more annoyed when they try to explain what they really mean. yes I am difficult
• United States
13 Jul 08
I think it's universally human!
@ayessa (1586)
• Philippines
12 Jul 08
I also feel that way when I a tired. There are also times that I wanted not to talk to anyone specially to those who was so naive and so ignorant cause I really have a short temper when I really feel tired. My patience really is lacking when I am tired so there are times that even simple things can make me feel annoyed or offended. Specially when I was being ask on simple things that the answers were very obvious.
• United States
13 Jul 08
I feel that way many times when I need rest. Thanks for your reply.
@checapricorn (16072)
• United States
12 Jul 08
Hi beauty, I would say my husband will be a silent type when he is tried..He will just work on his PC and don't talk a lot...I will ask some questions and the reply will be short and direct..SO, it is my sign to allow him to be alone or else, we might end up having an argument if I will demand..LOL! In my case, I am not offended easily when I am tried..Just give me food and I can handle to talk and manage even with jokes,, I am just silly when I have my period! lol!
• United States
12 Jul 08
I get all moody and grumpy! Then I sit back and watch my online TV shows. Only time of the month when I can watch TV without anyone interrupting me to ask for something! I guess it's my free pass.
@juhi06 (1850)
• India
12 Jul 08
hi dear beautyqueen it appears to be so. perhaps when we are alert we find an easy solution or a vent and perhaps take the positive side of the situation and when we are exhausted we tend to get the negative part of it, and may be feel offended rather easily. and believe me or not when we are alert enough we come out with a great suggestion or an alternate proposal is immediately offered.
• United States
12 Jul 08
That's so true! I guess it just depends on our current disposition and state of mind!
@chrislotz (8207)
• Canada
3 Sep 08
I am sure this is a common thing for us people. I think everyone gets irratable when they are tired and take things the wrong way. I know I do and so does my daughter. I have said something to her about something really trivial and she has blown up at me. Then I have to explain to her what I meant, that she missunderstood me, but I usually wait till she calms down before I bother to try to explain. She can be very touchy with her feelings. But then I am the same way so I can't blame her. She takes after her mom.
@nupats (3564)
• India
14 Jul 08
yes dear there are some wrong moments when i am already tired or tensed and that moment i explode on the slightest provocation..but i think this is normally a common happening
@mummymo (23709)
13 Jul 08
Oh yeah sweety I am like that too! I get so sensitive when I am tired and will snap and burst into tears at the least little thing which really isn't like me! Hugs xxx
@gr8life (6253)
• Malaysia
13 Jul 08
Hello beautyqueen26, Whenever I feel tired, I can easily get irritated. It sparks my anger and I will be very impatient person. I am lucky to have a very understanding husband. He won't say anything but when he sees me cool down later, he will talk to me nicely and tells me why he thinks I was wrong.
@AmbiePam (45032)
• United States
13 Jul 08
Yes, on occasion I do think I get more easily offended when I am very tired or exhausted. Usually it is with someone I only sort of get along with, and when I'm tired everything they say has me on edge. Like normally I may have to keep up my guard, but I can usually tell when someone is saying something mean on purpose. But when I'm tired I may take every 'iffy' comment the wrong way.
@jesbellaine (4157)
• Philippines
13 Jul 08
Hello There! I don't get offended that easily but one thing for sure, I get bored and very sleepy. I just don't like to go anywhere else aside from having a massage and going to sleep all night. Oh sometimes, I get irritated when there is so much noise around me.
• United States
13 Jul 08
YES, when our bodies are physically feeling worn out our minds are too. Maybe you just brought something to my attention that I hadn't thought about. Lately my s/o and I have almost bit each others heads off at times. We are landscaping our yard and doing major home repairs and might need to take a break and relax! Thanks much for reminding me.
@joihie (224)
• Philippines
13 Jul 08
Well you can't help it right? Sometimes people could get like that. My cousin is like that but she ends up offending a lot of people in the process. I think you have to exert some form of ontrol over your emotions and mood because you have to watch out if you're hurting other people in the process. You can always control yourself. that's my take on it ^^
• United States
13 Jul 08
I have adrenal glands that are very slow and one thing I've noticed is that when I get tired, I start to get really negative and may even pick fights. I think this is a way for my brain to wake my body up and get the adrenal glands working. I try to recognize this before I really get into a fight or anything. I've also noticed that I get really talkative sometimes for the same reason, as a way for my brain to keep me awake.