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21 Struggles You'll Understand If You Have A Lot Of Feelings

"I just have a lot of feelings." — Mean Girls

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We asked the BuzzFeed Community what they hate most about being super sensitive. Here's what they had to say.

1. Every emotion you have is felt on a seriously deep level — when you're happy, you're ecstatic, and when sad, you're devastated.

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—Tina Lagerquist, Facebook

2. When someone doesn't immediately respond to your text or email, you assume you've done something wrong.

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—Erica Barr Hemsath Anderson, Facebook

3. When people don't treat you as nicely as you treat them, you take it pretty damn personally.

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—Bidita Mahmud, Facebook

4. Every time someone's a dick to you, they always insist you're just "too sensitive," which usually isn't the problem.

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—Rae Ehrlich, Facebook

5. You always feel like you're annoying or disappointing everyone, even when deep down you know you've done nothing wrong.

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6. Any given moment could make you both laugh your ass off and cry your eyes out, and sometimes you're not even sure why.

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—Anna Tanksley, Facebook

7. You're hyperaware of everyone's emotions around you, so 90% of your life is spent on sensory overload.

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8. Making even the tiniest mistake causes much more stress for you than it should.

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—Toni Galata, Facebook

9. And if someone else makes a mistake, you still feel guilty, because you worry it's still somehow your fault.

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—Erica Barr Hemsath Anderson, Facebook

10. At any moment, a comment someone made years ago could appear in your head and bug you. Like, stop, brain.

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—Morgan Shafer, Facebook

11. People always try to define your sensitivity as you being "dramatic" or "weak."

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—Lexy Nichole Davis, Facebook

12. You're not a confrontational person, because you're nervous you might not be able to handle others' reactions.

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—Ada Vanderlyle, Facebook

13. It's rough AF to get into the dating scene, because your emotions are already on edge, and dating takes a LOT out of you.

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—Elizabeth Sanford, Facebook

14. And you always feel like you're way more attached to crushes, friends, or significant others than they are to you.

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15. Sometimes, you are so affected by your emotions that it makes you want to just lay down and nap forever.

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—Leslie Streff, Facebook

16. When you have a rational reason to get upset, people don't take you seriously.

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17. And usually when someone asks why you're upset, you don't want to tell them. Because sometimes it just seems silly.

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—Anna Tanksley, Facebook

18. You’re always nervous about potentially getting upset at work, because you're afraid your crying will be taken as unprofessional.

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—Toni Galata, Facebook

19. Any movie or TV show you watch, whether happy or sad, makes you feel all the feelings.

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—Brooke Freeman, Facebook

20. You always want to give your friends insight to your thoughts and feelings, but worry you'll bore them.

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21. And though you have so many feelings you don't even know what to do with, you wouldn't change a damn thing. Because it's what makes you, you.

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