Do you feel hurt more often than usual and end up sulking or even crying? Take the following quiz and find out if you are a sensitive person:
1) If I make an awkward mistake in public:
a. I feel bad and can never forgive myself for it.
b. I feel a little ashamed but soon forget about it.
c. I feel such things happen and it doesn’t matter.
2) When I get upset with something:
a. I can never calm down easily.
b. I take my own time to cool off.
c.I get over it pretty quick.
3) If I’m criticised by someone:
a. I get easily hurt rather than benefitting from the feedback.
b. I learn from it though it may upset me at times.
c. I don’t pay much attention to them.
4) When I’ve to deal with small obstacles in my life:
a. I get bothered.
b. I try to overcome them.
c. They hold very little. importance to me.
5) I feel disappointed by my loved ones and friends:
a. Quite often..
6) When I am engaged in an activity and someone interrupts:
a. I tend to get annoyed.
b. I may get distracted but am able to focus on work again.
c. It doesn’t affect me much.
You are a very sensitive person. Others may not understand your nature and hence you may feel they hurt you. This can lead to inter-personal conflicts.
You are an emotionally stable person. You reason out your feelings and this helps you to deal with emotional situations well. You react appropriately.
You are strong and a realistic person. You like to keep your feelings independent of external situations. You have strong control over your emotions, which gives you a good state of mind. However, you may sometimes appear unmoved and cynical.
Do’s and dont’s
Build a support system and share your feelings with someone close to you
Find a role model — someone whom you can observe and learn from. Try to emulate the qualities that help them to remain emotionally stable.
Don’t take things personally — the world is not conspiring to hurt you.