Most people don't know this, but I'm pretty sensitive (at least, about some things). And when they find out, they're brutal about it. People's reactions when they find out I'm sensitive are one of two, generally:
- They make fun of me and call me a special snowflake or other derogatory term; or
- They avoid the thing I'm sensitive about like the plague, making me feel weird about being sensitive in the first place.
We all have our things that we don't want other people to make fun of. What I don't get is why people don't take the third option, which is what I try (and often fail) to do when I know someone is sensitive: I try to build them up. I try to tell them that they're great at that thing, or they're going to be great at it.
Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
I'd rather be hypersensitive about something, though, than unfeeling about everything.
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