When people hurt you and you don’t speak up, you feel bad about yourself. You probably wonder if speaking will do any good. What if they laugh at you or say that you are too sensitive?

Labeling you as too sensitive is one way people manipulate you. They get you to doubt your feelings. This helps them come out as the ‘good one’ while maintaining control over you.

Next time you express your disappointment in someone’s behavior and they respond by saying that you are too sensitive, don’t bite the bait. Let them know that you respect your views regardless of their judgments.

Since you are hurt, the matter is important to you.  They might try to minimize their contribution and avoid taking responsibility by commenting on your sensitivity. Don’t permit the distraction. Respect your feelings and stay focused on the communication.


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