10 Things That May Make People Think You’re Insensitive

You don’t pay attention to body language

If you’re oblivious to the reactions of people around you, it could lead to trouble. ‘Insensitive people tend to be blind to social subtleties and innuendos. They don’t seem to understand that they’re actually insensitive, so they miss the cues that would normally send a message that they should alter their behavior,’ says Howard Gurr, PhD, DCC, a psychologist in the New York City area.

If it seems like your friends are frequently standoffish after a conversation or are giving you funny looks that seem out of place to you, that could be a sign you’ve said something inappropriate or offensive. Instead of ignoring the looks, try asking them if they’re OK or if you’ve said something wrong.

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