Who likes to be criticized? As a highly sensitive person, the scary feeling of being judged is intensified, as is the pain of being humiliated.
I had a grammar school teacher criticize me in front of the class. It had a long lasting affect about the way I felt about school. I was afraid to go to class and was never a good student. I wrote about this experience in my book, Making Sense of Your High Sensitivity. (more…)