The main thing I want to work on is not taking things too personally and getting mad at dumb stuff. For example, my friend would make a joke if I pronounced a word wrong or if I didn't know something that was assumed to be "obvious". I would immediately get defensive over this, as if I was challenging my own intelligence.
I need to stop being so sensitive to people's opinions, especially those of close friends/family. I have a tendency to take things too personally whenever someone makes a joke or expresses an opinion. I take it too personally, thinking that they are making fun of me, but really most of the time it's an attempt at humour. I think it is because I am insecure of myself.
Have you ever heard any of these things? I've heard them or variations of them for a considerable time. Strangely, with different people, during a different era of my history, this was not the case at all. There was more love and respect, more authenticity, more openess and honesty, and generally, a greater sense of community that allowed this sensitivity to exist in harmony. Once the harmony disappears though, a sense of craziness overtook me - until.