Like, when you say something objectively and they answer:«I'm not like that, why you say that?». He always suspects what we say got to do something with him! What is it :)?


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hypersensitive (MW dictionary) : having feelings that are very easily hurt

She's hypersensitive about her past.


I would say the word you are looking for is: -


Easily upset by the things people say or do...

e.g. "Her reply showed that she was very sensitive to criticism."

ref: Cambridge

  • If I say "I heard you did really badly in your maths test" and you are upset, that's sensitive. I say "I heard someone did really badly in their maths test" and you are upset, "sensitive" doesn't feel right.
    – gnasher729
    Commented Jul 31, 2016 at 20:56
  • True yes I agree. I guess it depends on the meaning of the question, which is a little ambigious. You can say something referring to an individual objectively also.
    – Gary
    Commented Aug 1, 2016 at 0:55

Touchy is an adjective commonly used:

  • Tending to take offense with slight cause; oversensitive.

(AHD) ​

  • Easily offended or upset:

    • You have to be careful what you say to Kevin - he's rather touchy. She's very touchy about the fact that her wife was married before.

​ (Cambridge Dictionary)

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