No matter what we say, other people’s reactions to us somehow don’t seem warranted. They either make us feel inferior, belittle us, are over critical, or can seem cold and aloof.
They’re insensitive. How an insensitive person communicates with others is how they communicate with themselves. When we have something that we deal, we’re also less likely to be sensitive to other people’s wants and needs.
Society as a whole has become more critical and insensitive to other people. We tend to think too little about others. It’s not that we don’t care about others, we unconsciously care about ourselves more.
Although it’s not always easy to understand why people are insensitive, one reason could be that their own opinions and needs are so significant that they fail to see other people’s needs.
A lot of how we behave comes from our own sense of self. In our formative years, if we grow up to look out for other people, we will become sensitive to those people’s needs. We need to be. There’s just too little of it.
Even if we haven’t experienced what other people experience, we can still know and understand how that person feels. It’s all about empathy. Being insensitive comes from a lack of understanding, fear and ignorance, but there is no excuse. We must come to understand.
Insensitive people will often show no feeling or concern for others. They are the ones who sadly need the love and concern. Sadly, anyone who is insensitive will always come across as inconsiderate, uncaring and unsympathetic.
Those attributes will be the catalyst for how they conduct themselves in their relationships too, as well as in their lives.