How good is it to be a sensitive person?

@sivanj (1263)
India
August 8, 2008 7:04pm CST
I have been a sensitive person but i find not many caring for my feelings. People tend to hurt me and not bother to console or apologise. Being sensitive i take it to heart and find it hard to digest these issues. I wonder if at all it is good to be sensitive. Are you a a sensitive person? Do you know anyone who is sensitive & you have seen similar situations? If you are not sensitive have you looked at people in this angle?
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8 responses
• Indonesia
10 Aug 08
I found myself just like you. Everything has positive and negative side. What you express above was only the negative side. If you are aware that you are a sensitive persons, it's good then. It means you know yourself very well. Many people doesn't know theirselves at all, how pitty is that. When knowing that you are a sensitive person, you should ensure that you will not be too sensitive in negative way. How do you prevent yourself from being a too sensitive person? The answer is try to find what are the positive side of being a sensitive person. Think of yourself as a subject rather than an object of your sensitivity. What you express above only show you as an object, not a subject. If you see yourself as a subject, you will find that as a sensitive person, you will be able to undestand people more than anyone do, you care people's feeling so much and can be a good friend for others.
@reckon21 (3487)
• Philippines
10 Aug 08
I am a very sensitive person. I get hurt and offended easily. I knew some people are just joking, they didn't meant to hurt my feelings. This is one attitude I don't like about my self. I need to loosen up.
@Ganesh44 (5546)
• India
10 Aug 08
to be sensitive or not to be is not the matter of good or bad ...but it has to do with situation......as per situation u need to be sensitive..... Yes Thanku Ganesh
@maapav (730)
• India
10 Aug 08
I used to be this way sometime back and yes it used to hurt me alot. But now I changed my way of being sensitive. Now I learnt to grow with every experience. First thing you must do is let go. Don't expect anything from others, yes it is hard but if you practice it then you can do it. If we expect from others and they don't fulfill your expectations, then we are left with pain. So do your best you can and never expect that same thing will be done for you. In this world no body can understand you, expect you. So think of yourself first then about others. Don't allow others to hurt u.
@rocker21 (2718)
• India
9 Aug 08
What good to be a sensitive person is everything bad happens to you only, and the other goes smiling not even caring about whatever is going on dude so better be hardy and face things as they are coz they wont change but if you got sensitive then you surely would finally have to be a sufferer!
@stephcjh (32385)
• United States
9 Aug 08
I am a sensitive and caring person also. I never get the same in return though in my real life. I have no friends because of it. People hurt me also and they do not care. I find it very hard to accept that people cannot or are not willing to treat me right also.
@redkathy (3379)
• United States
9 Aug 08
I am not really sensitive but I am very caring. I try to be careful how and what I say so as not to hurt someone's feelings. My husband is very sensitive and takes things to heart. I understand fully about this.
@izathewzia (5142)
• Philippines
9 Aug 08
It really depends on your sensitivity. If you are the type of easily getting hurt, then you should not expect people asking apology for they might not know they hurt you. But if you are the type of being sensitive to other people feelings and needs, then it is a good one. Because you can easily discern if you hurt others or what they need.