I found this in a fortune cookie: “Be sensitive, but not overly sensitive.”
I think this is good advice. We do want to be sensitive enough that we are at least aware of how what we do affects others. This improves not only our personal relationships but our professional relationships as well.
We do not want to be so sensitive, however, that every little word and deed from others negatively affects us. This gives others a great deal of control and power over us. We need to be in control of our lives, and how we feel, not others.
Have you found the balance of being sensitive, but not overly sensitive?