Proverbs 26:18-19 - Like a maniac shooting flaming arrows of death is one who deceives their neighbor and says, "I was only joking!"
Here they come walking down the hallway at your workplace. They point and laugh at the person who just dropped a stack of files onto the ground.
Instead of offering to help pick them up, the insensitive person just says, “Oops! There’s the clumsy one who can’t seem to complete even the simple task of carrying files from one location to the next. You’re always dropping things!”
As the sensitive person begins picking up the files another person stops to help them and says, “Hey! That’s not professional or kind.”
“Ah, come on,” answers back the insensitive person. “I was just joking.”
Are you an overly sensitive person? Do you take personally everything that’s said to you? Though it can be stressful at times for the overly sensitive person, understanding where they’re coming from helps others to see how their comments might hurt.
On huffingtonpost.com you can find some of the common characteristics of an overly sensitive person in their article, "16 Habits of an Overly Sensitive Person," such as they're more emotionally active and they are more upset if they make a bad or wrong decision.
Hopefully, whether you’re an overly sensitive or insensitive person this post has helped open your eyes to the problem.
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Karen Dalske is a freelance writer, public speaker, is active in her church and writes her blogs out of her own experiences of pain, illness and loss.