18 Feb '12, 7pm

Sense and Sensitivity: Until the day someone develops a cream to thicken skin, I need to find ways to fight my h...

Sense and Sensitivity: Until the day someone develops a cream to thicken skin, I need to find ways to fight my h...

Until the day someone develops a cream to thicken skin, I need to find ways to fight my hypersensitivity. One rough word, and I am bruised for the entire day, and sleepless at night. A reproachful glance cuts me to the quick. In Ayurvedic terms, I am a typical ‘Vata’ person—prone to nervousness, anxiety, and yes, hypersensitivity. Until recently, I hadn’t quite noticed this aspect of my personality. But with time, you start introspecting a bit more, I think. And I only had to scratch the surface of my being to realise just how sensitive I am. To a limit, being this way is actually a good thing, because it helps you address your faults and attempt to correct them. But in excess, hypersensitivty can become damaging to yourself and your relationships. You become moody, irritable, aggressive, defensive—and what they call too touchy . Why I’ve brought it up in this post today i...

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