Quite often we use the word 'sensitive' in a pejorative sense, ie that the person being described lacks the emotional resilience to cope with an everyday situation.
But 'sensitive' could also be a non-pejorative for different behaviour, one who is very observant of people's behaviour, and able to display empathy in a way that connects with people. One who treats people with care, with great sensitivity to their situation.
To me these seem to be two completely different behaviours. (Perhaps the underlying personality makeup could be the root cause of both, but in my experience people are generally one or the other.
My question is about the conflation of these two ideas. The word has become a pejorative when it could be an enormous compliment.
My question is: Does describing someone as 'sensitive' conflate two different ideas?