From Latin susceptibility, the adjective susceptible It has two great uses. On the one hand, it refers to who it is Fussy, too delicate or easy to be offended under any pretext . For example: "Your sister is very susceptible: I told her to lower her voice a little and she got angry", “I hate when you get susceptible and make a fuss about everything”, "I am not susceptible, but I cannot accept being told something similar".
Susceptible is also linked to that capable of receiving impression or of being modified by something or someone : "The conditions of the promotion are subject to change without notice", "This watch is susceptible to water: be careful not to get wet".
The most common use of this concept refers to sensitive people who are emotionally fragile and who generally have low self esteem . These subjects need to be the center of attention and are convinced that all people constantly talk about them.
However, there are many other symptoms that make it clear that a particular man or woman has a susceptible personality. Thus, for example, they are also characterized by being excessively demanding individuals with themselves, they never have the capacity to recognize their failures and errors, ignore any type of praise and distrust it, they are self-centered ...
What more hallmarks define them? Among them are those who urgently and exaggeratedly need the approval of others, often have aggressive nuances, do not have the ability to listen, do not accept criticism in any way and also do not have knowledge of themselves.
One of the ways that experts are clear that exist to reduce that level of susceptibility in anyone is to improve their self-esteem. This process must be sustained, irremediably, in the reduction of self-criticism, in the deepening of personal knowledge, in the acceptance of how one is and also in respect for oneself.
That attainment of a much higher and positive self-esteem also goes through not being so demanding, always avoiding perfectionism and seeing the positive side of both the good and the bad things that are part of one.
In the same way it is also important to know how to treat a susceptible person. In that case, you have to be cautious and moderate when making criticism, praise your successes and virtues and, above all, help you see things from a more positive point of view.
Susceptibility usually develops from a education Very strict, where positive things are not rewarded and mistakes are punished harshly. This situation makes the person feel questioned at all times and in any circumstance.
By internalizing a way of life that includes constant criticism and punishment, the susceptible individual fails to enjoy the positive aspects of his existence, He wonders about his limitations and fails to relax (Since, in short, he is waiting for the punishment to arrive from anywhere), becoming aggressive but without noticing.