I am fragile. I get my feelings hurt far too easily.
This is something I'm actively working on.
Sometimes, when people are crude or rude or in other ways socially unacceptable - it's not all about you. It's about them. The reactions to their actions, the way they feel about themselves and the experiences they may be currently undergoing.
It's a mantra I repeat to myself very, very frequently - with limited, although expanding success.
At the same time, I feel as if I am developing a core of steel, forged by incredible heat and situtations over the past few years that I have experienced. I no longer temper myself in certain situations. I've been known to be filterless, to call people on their shenanigans and nonsense and I no longer have patience with situations that are just beyond ridiculous.
The result of this means that I am more true to myself and more comfortable in my own skin. More at home with who I am, who I will be and what I want in my lfe. I believe in myself enough to allow myself to live the life I was meant to live, the life that makes me happy - not the actions and the reactions that would make someone else's life happy.
The other side of fear - is courage.