Having a seemingly deeper set of emotions than the rest of the world can be taxing at the best of times. An accidental stumble on an emotionally-charged, thirty-second video on your feed is enough to hurl you into full-on despair.
It does have its perks though – it can help you to be more compassionate, more in tune with humanity. But mostly, being a sensitive Maltese person just means you go through these kinds of OTT situations on a regular basis.
1. Thinking the world hates you if someone asks “who else is coming” to something
So, wait, I’m not enough? Cue – asphyxiating wave of self-doubt cursing through body.
2. Going into a blind panic if someone takes more than three minutes to answer your WhatsApp message
But – it says they’ve read it. Did I do something to upset them and I’ve forgotten?
Għala ż****, I don’t need anyone anyway.
3. Wanting to kill yourself anytime someone says “Uwejja tieħux għalik!“
Go f*ck yourself.
4. Reading way into every single passing comment
Random friend: “How sweet, did you change your hair style?”
Internal thought process: Yes, xi trid tgħid biha?
Actual reply: “Yes ta, I thought I’d try something different.”
5. Becoming irrationally pissed off if someone changes plans
They just have no respect, and that’s it.
7. Actually taking your mum’s comments to heart
All those back-handed ‘you’re fat‘ remarks that anyone else would brush off are material for a life-long therapy session. #ĦalliniMa
8. Hanging on to things for way longer than you should
Remember that time when you insinuated that my haircut was shit? Yeah, that’s why you’re not invited to my wedding.
9. Tearing up whenever anyone on the island starts to cry
I can’t f*cking handle the empathy.
BONUS: Getting genuinely pissed off if anyone implies that you’re a sensitive person
Don’t talk to me like you know me.