I believe what the author of the article is attempting to state is that he has built up emotional resilience to cope with the pain brought about by another's insensitivity. I can relate in the respect that those things that I once took to heart no longer cut so deep, and are more of a reflection of the perpetrator's disfunction than my own. That's not to say that I'm not bothered by what occurred.

It also helps to have the confidence to stand for yourself and to call others out on their nonsense. Trust me, they're counting on you not to be brave enough to do just that.

I appreciate Guy Winch's work on learning to cope with emotional injury. He gave a great Ted Talk titled Emotional First Aid. If you haven't already seen it, I recommend watching it.

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