Top 5 Things Oversensitive Friends Do

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I am a crybaby. I am always trying not to show it in public, but if you send me a stupid sad little video, I’ll watch it and pray that no one saw me crying. This also goes into dealing with my friends. Are you like me and tend to be that one over sensitive friend? Let’s see.

  1. You take it personal when friends don’t reply to texts messages or like your posts.

You just spent a good ten minutes writing, and rewriting a post that you think is as thought provoking as anything you’d find in the Tao Te Ching. You proof read it and even edited after posting it. You give them time to read you genius quote, maybe an hour or two. And nope…none of them liked it what the!?

  1. You say constructive criticism helps, but really it hurts.

You cringe when you hear a friend say: “To be honest…” And you brace yourself for some very harsh words. Your insides twist and you swear that you’re fine, but you’re not. You’re bitter and will passive aggressively let them know by replying to messages a little later than you normally do, claiming that you’re very busy.

  1. You want to hide in a corner when they throw your suggestions aside.

You spent a lot of time coming up with what you thought was a great suggestion. You pretend to just shrug it off, but you know that it’ll be in the back of your mind all day. Maybe you’ll shut down one of their suggestions, but you won’t because you know how it feels.

  1. You are told to lighten up, stop taking things so seriously.

You lie and say you’re fine with the jokes and they think you’re playing along. But you’re not. You will eventually get touchy and snap at them in that obvious way you are known for. And they’ll back off, and you’ll feel guilty for making them back off, and then the jokes will eventually start again, rinse and repeat.

  1. Every time you make a mistake, or do something mean, your brain is on repeat.

Oh boy. Here we go again. You’re in that moment again where you’ll spend the next two weeks replaying that fight or whatever it was in your mind. You’ll be in the middle of homework and then realize that you’ve been preoccupied for five minutes, wondering if there was anything that could have been said differently. Or maybe you’re trying to figure out how you can apologize to your friend, and try and make a note of it for the future.

Being overly sensitive isn’t bad. We all need a good cry every now and then.