August 27, 2007

ME TO A T

Are You Too Sensitive?
I bet you're not the least bit surprised that I clicked on that link.

I have no idea if I was a "fretful toddler" -- I always figured that my oversensitivity stemmed from an overly-controlling former boyfriend -- but I sure nodded at this part:

Cruelty, at least, is a malady that rarely strikes the sensitive. And, in fact, while it's easy to dwell on the downside of being thin-skinned, the pluses are many and varied. "Sensitive people encourage others to feel that their opinions matter, they're usually good listeners and they're naturally empathetic," Dr. Jacobson says. "And because they are so acutely aware of their own imperfections, they tend to be patient with the imperfections of others."
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But the pendulum can easily swing the other way, too -- where, like the princess and the pea, you feel every tiny bump so intensely that you suffer more than is reasonable. The key, as with so much else in life, is keeping things in perspective.

Been working on that perspective for about four years now. Don't know I've made much progress though.

Posted by: Sarah at 11:32 AM | Comments (5) | Add Comment
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1 Oh, you better not read the "hatesite" "dedicated" to you then.

Posted by: WCW at August 28, 2007 03:07 AM (OIxDY)

2 I am a sensitive person. I try to focus on the postitive aspects mentioned there. I try to keep things in perspective and not internalize other people's stuff and issues (first, I have to identify that it is not my stuff). Not always possible, but I am continuously working on it.

Posted by: Butterfly Wife at August 28, 2007 03:29 AM (+2qii)

3 Keep working on it Sarah. I promise it gets better.

Posted by: tim at August 28, 2007 03:43 AM (nno0f)

4 You were not a fretful toddler at all. You were a very outgoing, sweet-dispositioned little girl, and you were soo smart! You were very mature for your age too. You'd always "take care" of your little friends, read to them, and look after them, and you were like a second mother to your little brothers. You probably inherited your sensitivity from me, but over the years I've learned to "hold my own." I'd say you do pretty well yourself. I love you. Your Mama

Posted by: Nancy at August 28, 2007 10:03 PM (5mt/4)

5 I know that I am still licking my wounds.... And quite relunctant to visit or have much to do with SpouseBuzz folks anymore....

Posted by: allicadem at August 31, 2007 07:44 PM (m78F6)

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