Sensitivity - This is a characteristic of a person, expressing increased, individual sensitivity to external events and accompanied by anxiety before new incidents. Sensitivity is expressed in such individual features as shyness, timidity, increased impressionability, low self-esteem, sharp self-criticism, a tendency to prolonged experiences, an inferiority complex.
With age, high sensitivity can diminish, because a person in the process of self-education can overcome anxiety in front of upcoming events.
The level of sensitivity is determined by the innate characteristics of a person (heredity, organic lesions of the main brain) or the features (conditions) of the child's upbringing.
In psychology, the concept of sensitivity is used together with the synonyms of "sensitivity" and "sensitivity." At the same time, the phenomenon of “insensitivity” still happens; it is expressed in the absence of reaction to events, emotions and actions of people, and evaluation. Insensitivity manifests itself in complete indifference, lack of physical sensations, tactlessness and inattention to others.