Hm, while I suppose there is a correlation there, I don't think someone being sensitive necessarily means that they easily take a lot of things personally. I mean, I'm HIGHLY sensitive, but I'm very capable of laughing at myself (I jeer and poke fun at myself all the time). Of course I realize that self-preservation is deeply rooted into our primal instincts, and that everyone goes through an insecure phase at least once in their life, and I admit it, I have those insecure feeling of taking certain things personally, but anytime I'd sense those feeling creeping up, I just stop, assess the situation and logically tell myself that I am not being personally attacked, that is if I'm not. I think that taking things too personally can easily cause misunderstandings, resentment and animosity, and that shit just spreads like wildfire. I am thêm than prone to defend myself if I really am being disrespected though, while at the same time letting them know that what they've done and/or đã đưa ý kiến made me feel disrespected because I understand that everyone at times can be mindlessly hoặc unintentionally disrespectful and that people are only human. And aside from the outside world being negatively affected bởi taking things too personally, it'll also add unnecessary stress and wreak havoc on you're inner emotional and mental state too. So, ultimately, unless someone were to be blatantly and directly offending/ criticizing me hoặc my own principles in some disrespectful way, nah I try not to really sweat it.
Yes I grew up with very negative parents especially my dad who basically destroyed my self esteem and confidence. Calling me names and such. Making me a negative thinker as if I was worthless. I also developed anxiety and social anxiety, which made it harder to ask for help putting me behind in life. I also have a few disorders because of my early birth which almost killed me.