I have no interest in responding to his immature outbursts anymore.I want nothing more than to completely ignore his outbursts and continue on with the original topic.
But to feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness, it is the characteristic of a truly alive and compassionate human being.
It is not the sensitive person who is broken, it is society’s understanding that has become dysfunctional and emotionally incapacitated.
He gets emotionally obsessed about the littlest things to the point of his attitude and reactions completely ruining a perfectly innocent, light, fun, enjoyable moment together. It's like he suddenly zaps me with a snake bite (that's how it feels when he gets reactive out of no where).
I don't even like spending time with him anymore because he's so self-absorbed. (I am not saying that in a hateful way nor would I ever say that to him.) I care about him a lot but I crave the company of a mature man who is articulate, strong, patient and thoughtful. In an instant he takes something totally not about him so personally and it is truly beyond me how he got from point A to point B.
I’m always asking my roommate to turn off some lights or turn down the volume of his music.