What I’ve learnt from – being sensitive?


Wednesday is probably my favourite day on OhKay-DohKay and since starting this series I can honestly say that I’ve loved writing it, it’s the one post I look forward to each week. But for various reasons it’s been ages since I last wrote a post in the series.

Today we are talking about a word which comes with hu-uge connotations and something I’ve been called more than once. I’m pretty sure that anyone who knows me would agree that it fits my personality, whether I like it or not I’m definitely a sensitive person.

I don’t mean sensitive in the voodoo, hello from the other side kinda way but sensitive in the everything hurts my feels and I need to carry tissues around with me kinda way.

Sometimes it totally sucks being sensitive, sometimes I just can’t control it but other times I’m more accepting of the fact that it’s part of me. Nonetheless it can be hard and these are the lessons that I’ve learnt.

It’s pretty much impossible to control //Ā As much as it pains me to admit it, sometimes I just can’t control my own emotions and sometimes I get teary without even thinking. It’s the silliest little things, the one’s that happen every day but for some unknown reason they really do upset me.

I always take things personally //Ā I hate that I’m that person, the one that gets offended by the little jokes but try and try as I may I just do take things personally. That said I’ve definitely got better with age and depending on what place I’m in mentally sometimes I can just laugh things off.

People don’t understand it //Ā I’ve lost count of the number of times I’ve been accused of attention seeking because I’ve gotten upset or offended over something small. People don’t seem to understand that this is literally uncontrollable. I can’t seem to stop getting upset over certain things despite my best efforts. So instead I’ve learnt how to defend myself and I am also getting better at handling it.

Laugh about it //Ā At the end of the day my sensitivity is kinda funny isn’t it? I mean it’s silly that I get offended or upset over silly things and so I make a point of laughing about it afterwards. I often take the mick out of myself and make a massive joke out of the whole thing. It’s literally the only thing to do.

Would you say that you are a sensitive person?

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  • Aw I love this post! I’m like this too – I find myself welling up for the strangest reasons haha! xx

    Jessie | allthingsbeautiful-x

    • Kay

      Aww thank you! Haha so relieved to know I’m not alone in this! šŸ™‚ xx