Tina K. Russell

July 4, 2008

Sensitivity training

Filed under: Uncategorized — Tags: — Tina Russell @ 2:07 pm

A friend of mine is mad at me. I don’t want to go into it, because I’d owe it to her to give her side, which would probably violate her privacy. I’ll just say that each of us have plenty reason to be mad at the other.

I just wanted to say…. one of the things she accused me of it, essentially, being oversensitive. I don’t know how to deal with that. My usual response is always, “well, maybe I’m not sensitive, maybe everybody else just isn’t sensitive enough,” with my train of thought chugging along to how maybe we wouldn’t get into so many wars and stuff if people were just a little more goddamn weepy. Perhaps I’m just proud of my sensitivity… maybe that’s my problem.



  1. You cannot be humble if you are weak. Humility takes strength,understanding and wisdom. There is a difference between being humble and being a doormat. Perhaps there is a similar difference between reacting impulsively to every emotion and tempering our emotional reactions with wisdom.

    I hope you and your friend remain friends.

    Comment by Joanna — July 4, 2008 @ 6:09 pm

  2. Thanks!

    Yeah, I’m giving it a few days, then, hopefully, we’ll be able to talk again. Your comment really helps.

    Comment by Tina Russell — July 4, 2008 @ 6:21 pm

  3. Oh, just go kick the livin’ crap out of her… (NO, DON’T!!! I was just joking!)

    I think most friendships are cyclical with thankfully more up times than down. I think you’re doing the right thing to allow some time for the both of you to steam off.

    Comment by Riftgirl — July 4, 2008 @ 8:23 pm

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