definition of hypersensitive

an original definition by J. E. Brown

  1. A word used by verbally abusive people.

Synonyms: {You’re reading “Definition of hypersensitive” by J. E. Brown.}

  • overreactive

Excerpts from my book (in progress)

Well, let me tell you what I’ve learned: There are no hypersensitive people. All the people I’ve known were equally capable of being hurt. Anyone who tells you different is only trying to make you feel alone.

— J. E. Brown

They’ll try to convince you you’re overreacting. Consider the reasons why they want you to believe that: Once you believe that you’re the problem, they’re off the hook, and are free to go on mistreating others.

— J. E. Brown


Targets have an instinctive ability to detect malicious intent which is often labelled by those who lack this ability as "being oversensitive".

— “Myths, misperceptions, stereotypes and falsehoods about bullying and harassment”, at

1st edition 17 Aug 2006

about the author

J. E. Brown, relationship activist, decided in 1987 that verbal abuse will be wiped off the planet.

He has been working on it ever since.

While writing a book on relationships, he occasionally designs online surveys and writes educational materials for this web site.

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