dragon lady Posted May 5, 2010 Share Posted May 5, 2010 I am emotionally hypersensitive and I do not take criticism well. Some examples: - A few years ago I started a new job and I was trying really hard to learn quickly and be friendly so they would like me. Apparently my boss didn't think I was trying hard enough and she said that I looked bored all the time (a lot of people say this, even though I'm not). I guess I wasn't bubbly enough for the position? Anyway, I immediately walked out and cried in the bathrooms for about an hour. I never went back and never answered their phone calls. - Last year I took a class that required several presentation components and everyone in the class had to do an evaluation on my performance. When I got the evaluations back and read all the negative comments I burst into tears and sent myself into panic mode until several weeks after the class finished. I didn't look at any of the following evaluations, tore them up and threw them away. - This morning I woke my boyfriend up for sex and he willingly participated. Then when we were done he said that he didn't enjoy it (even though he came) and he doesn't want me waking him up anymore. This was the first time I've ever been rejected for sex and it hurt a lot more than I thought it would. It's also the first time he's upset me to the point of crying. These were the best 3 examples I could think of where things that wouldn't bother most people really bothered me. I recognize that my responses were completely over the top and I need to learn how to handle criticism more appropriately. The real world is big and scary I know I'm going to be faced with far worse than any of the above. And I already have- I'm trying to highlight cases that had the worst responses for the most mild forms of criticism. How do you lovely people do it? Link to comment
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