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Feel like the world is against you? It might be RSD, TAKE THE QUIZ to find out.

Rejection Sensitivity is a psychological concept that refers to an individual's heightened sensitivity to the perception of rejection, criticism, or disapproval from others. This heightened sensitivity can lead to intense emotional reactions and the anticipation of rejection even in situations where it may not be warranted.

Here are a few ways in which Rejection Sensitivity can manifest in real-life scenarios:

  1. Social Interactions: Jane is constantly worried about what her colleagues think of her. She may avoid team activities or social gatherings at work to prevent any potential criticism or rejection, even if there is no evidence of such negative feelings from her colleagues.

  1. Romantic Relationships: Mike, who experiences high rejection sensitivity, might interpret a partner's neutral comment as a sign of impending rejection. This misinterpretation can lead to heightened emotional reactions, such as anxiety or withdrawal, potentially straining the relationship.

  1. Academic or Professional Settings: Sarah, a student with rejection sensitivity, may hesitate to participate in class discussions for fear of being criticised by her peers or the teacher. This fear of rejection can hinder her academic performance and limit her educational experience.

  1. Feedback and Criticism: Tom receives constructive feedback on a project at work. Instead of considering it as an opportunity for improvement, he interprets it as a personal attack and experiences intense emotional distress, leading to avoidance of future projects or professional growth opportunities.

The impact of rejection sensitivity on one's life can be profound, affecting self-esteem, relationships, and overall well-being. It's important to recognise that while sensitivity to rejection is a common human experience, individuals with rejection sensitivity may experience it more intensely and frequently, leading to significant challenges in various aspects of their lives.

Take the quiz to see if RSD is present in your daily life.

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