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MatchaBunn

832d

How do y’all deal with rejection sensitivity? It’s holding me back from reaching out to new people, to my friends and family, and I’m tired of the huge emotional toll I take from perceived rejection before I even take a chance. It’s exhausting!

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    • WanderingCreature

      832d

      My rejection sensitivity is very situational. I could do a million play auditions and get rejected from every single one and be fine. But the second a peer or superior says something that even slightly feels like rejection I crumble into a little pile of dust. It's really hard to come back from those things but I just try my best to keep pushing forward

    • becbecmuffin

      832d

      If I'm feeling rejected, I try to take some time to sit with that feeling and come up with reasons that the rejection could have nothing to do with me. Like I have two friends who hand out together a lot. I feel bad when they don't invite me, but I know that they both live near each other and I don't. And when they do invite me, I'm usually busy trying to catch up on school work. I also know that I can ask if I can join them if they're discussing plans in front of me. But I have to go through this rationalization and acceptance process each time.

    • WanderingCreature

      832d

      My rejection sensitivity is very situational. I could do a million play auditions and get rejected from every single one and be fine. But the second a peer or superior says something that even slightly feels like rejection I crumble into a little pile of dust. It's really hard to come back from those things but I just try my best to keep pushing forward

      • Emo_Enby_99

        832d

        @WanderingCreature this exactly.

    • meridian

      832d

      i personally think that 1 - it's ok to feel that way. so don't be upset at yourself for having those thoughts. 2 - if you reach out to people (regardless of how they react or what becomes of it), you learned something from it. and over time (if you let yourself) you can learn to be more comfortable with new people. i feel like i try talking to all kinds of people (cast a wide net) and i go in with the belief that only a few of them will actually have a continued correspondence with me. and we're all people with busy lives - so if there is a ghosting moment then you learn to not take it as personally as you would have before.

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