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SENSITIVITY

SENSITIVITY

OUR DAILY WISDOM WORD TODAY IS SENSITIVITY.  “BEING SENSITIVE” CAN BE BOTH POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE.  WHEN I THINK OF SENSITIVITY, I DO THINK OF MYSELF BEING OVERLY SENSITIVE.  IT IS HARD WHEN YOU ARE SENSITIVE AS A CHILD, AND PERHAPS YOU GREW UP WITH A PARENT WHO WAS NOT SENSITIVE BY NATURE.  THIS DESCRIBES MY STEP-FATHER WHO WOULD NOT HAVE BEEN DESCRIBED AS A SENSITIVE PERSON.  WHEN YOU HAVE A CHILD WHO IS OVERLY-SENSITIVE, AND A PARENT WHO IS NOT THOUGHT OF AS BEING SENSITIVE, A PROBLEM DEVELOPS.  THIS STARTS OFF WITH FRUSTRATION ON THE PARENT’S PART AND PAIN ON THE CHILD’S BEHALF.  BEFORE GOING ANY FURTHER, LET US TAKE A LOOK AT THE WEBSTER DICTIONARY AND DAILY WISDOM WORDS DEFINITION OF SENSITIVITY.  

WEBSTER DEFINITION OF SENSITIVITY-1.  A PERSON’S FEELINGS WHICH MIGHT BE EASILY OFFENDED OR HURT;  SENSITIVITIES

DAILY WISDOM WORDS DEFINITION OF SENSITIVITY-BEING IN TUNE WITH YOUR OWN FEELINGS AND 

 

IRONICALLY, AS I GOT OLDER, MY DAD BECAME MORE SENSITIVE.  HOWEVER, SOME OF THE DAMAGE HAD BEEN DONE.  MY BROTHER WAS ALSO A PERSON WHO APPEARED TO BE INSENSITIVE.  LOOKING BACK, I SEE HE USED THIS TOUGH GUY ATTITUDE TO APPEAR TO BE “STRONG”.  PART OF THIS HAD TO DO WITH MY STEP-DAD BEING SUCH A TOUGH PERSON TO DEAL WITH.  HE WAS A LONG-DISTANCE TRUCKER AND USED TO HARD WORK.  HE RAISED HIMSELF FROM THE AGE OF ELEVEN YEARS OLD ON BY BUILDING A VERY PRIMITIVE CABIN IN THE WOODS OF TENNESSEE.  IF YOU LOOK BEHIND A CHILD HAVING TO GET HIS OWN FOOD, CREATE HIS OWN SHELTER AND GROW UP THIS PRIMITIVE, YOU CAN SEE WHY MY DAD WAS THE WAY HE WAS. THE LAST THING HE COULD AFFORD TO BE WAS “SENSITIVE”.

BEING OVERLY-SENSITIVE PRESENTS ISSUES.  THE WORLD IS NOT FULL OF SENSITIVE PEOPLE AND I GET MY FEELINGS HURT EASILY.  I ALSO CRY EASILY.  HOWEVER, TO BE A SENSITIVE INDIVIDUAL IS A GREAT THING.  IT IS WONDERFUL WHEN YOU ARE NOT TOO SENSITIVE TO CRY AT THE DROP OF A HAT, BUT SENSITIVE ENOUGH TO TUNE INTO OTHER’S FEELINGS AND BE CONSCIOUS OF THEM.  LIFE IS A MYRIAD OF EMOTIONS BUT WE NEED TO BE ABLE TO BE LOGICAL HALF THE TIME IN ORDER TO LEARN FROM OTHERS WITHOUT GETTING OUR FEELINGS HURT.  BEFORE WRITING MORE ABOUT THIS, LET US TAKE A LOOK AT THE MEANING OF SENSITIVITY IN OUR WEBSTER DICTIONARY AND OUR DAILY WISDOM WORD DEFINITION.  

WEBSTER DICTIONARY MEANING OF SENSITIVITY-1.  THE QUALITY OR CONDITION OF BEING SENSITIVE. 2.  A PERSON’S FEELINGS WHICH MIGHT BE EASILY OFFENDED OR HURT.  SENSITIVITIES.  

DAILY WISDOM WORD DEFINITION OF SENSITIVITY- A PERSONALITY TRAIT THAT IS STRONGER IN SOME INDIVIDUAL’S PERSONALITY THAN THEMSELVES.  PEOPLE WHO ARE “SENSITIVE” TEND TO BE MORE EMOTIONAL AND ABLE TO UNDERSTAND ANOTHER’S FEELINGS.  THEY TEND TO EMPATHIZE OR SYMPATHIZE MORE OFTEN THEN A PERSON WHO IS NOT SENSIBLE OR INSENSITIVE.  

THE BEST THING WE CAN DO, WHEN WE HAVE A PERSONALITY TRAIT THAT CAN BE EITHER POSITIVE OR NEGATIVE IS FILL OUR LIVES WITH THINGS AND INDIVIDUALS THAT UNDERSTAND US AND THIS QUALITY, AS WELL AS FIND A CAREER THAT WILL ENHANCE THIS QUALITY AND USE IT FOR GOOD THINGS.  FOR EXAMPLE, I HAVE ALWAYS LOVED LISTENING AND WORKING WITH KIDS.  

MY POSTS, YOU WILL NOTICE SHOW A CONTROVERSIAL PERSONALITY OR TWO SIDES OF MYSELF.  I THINK THE HARDEST PART I MISS SINCE BEING FORCED TO RETIRE.  THERE AGAIN ARE TWO SIDES OF MY PERSONALITY.  I DON’T NECESSARILY THINK THIS IS UNIQUE.  I MISS SO MUCH THE SOCIAL SIDE OF WHO I AM.  YES, EVEN THOUGH MY CURRENT LIFESTYLE IS REMOTE AND QUIET I AM STILL OVERLY-SENSITIVE.  THIS IS THE ONE QUALITY THAT BOTH SIDES OF WHO I AM, AN INTROVERT OR EXTROVERT.  SENSITIVITY IS A FEELING.  SOMETIMES, THINGS ARE SAID FROM OTHERS AND CAN BE TAKEN TWO WAYS.  MY TENDENCY IS TO TAKE WHATEVER HAS BEEN SAID AND TAKE IT PERSONALLY.  THIS IS THE NEGATIVE SIDE OF MY SENSITIVITY.  

MY POINT IS ANY QUALITY, ESPECIALLY SENSITIVITY, CAN BE TAKEN TO AN EXTREME.  MODERATION IS THE KEY TO ALL QUALITIES WE HAVE, AND IT IS UP TO US TO DO AN HONEST ASSESSMENT ON OURSELVES TO FIGURE OUT IF WE ARE HEALTHY, MENTALLY, AND PHYSICALLY AND ANY QUALITY, ESPECIALLY SENSITIVITY TAKEN TO AN EXTREME, CAN BE A GOOD OR BAD THING DEPENDING ON HOW EXTREME WE TAKE ANY QUALITY TO.  WE NEED TO POLISH OUR PERSONALITY TRAITS TO BE BALANCED AND HEALTHY.  MY QUALITY IS SENSITIVITY WHICH CAN BE BAD OR GOOD DEPENDING ON HOW WE USE IT AND WHAT CAPACITY WE USE IT IN.  

THANKS SO MUCH FOR READING ABOUT SENSITIVITY TODAY.  HAVE A BEAUTIFUL AND BLESSED DAY. SAMANTHA LEBOEUF 

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Shirley Satterfield
3 months ago

Amen, Sam.

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