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One recent evening while driving Miss Eve, (15 year old eldest of five children) from her dance practice to her home, we discussed the positive and not so positive definitions of the word SENSITIVE.  She is a very smart and well spoken young lady and a delight to discuss various subjects.

When I got home I decided to go to the online thesaurus and dictionary.  In the thesaurus I found three different groups of adjectives under the word SENSITIVE.

Under Responsive it includes: Receptive, Susceptible, Aware, Perceptive, Insightful, Indifferent (antonym)

Grouped under Thin-Skinned: Easily upset, Easily hurt, Hypersensitive, Touchy, Vulnerable, Impervious (antonym)

And, the third group of adjectives under the word Precise: Precision, Exact, Delicate, Finely tuned, Responsive

I had forgotten some of the other uses of the word SENSITIVE.  Interesting to learn of them again. However, she and I were speaking specifically about the mental and emotional psychological aspects of being SENSITIVE. 

Are you sensitive in the way of being easily hurt, or being perceptive/insightful (having empathy)?  Or maybe a little of both?

 

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