Is there an idiom or an expression to describe a person who cares too much what other people think about him?


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frequently used idiom: thin-skinned

Fig. easily upset or hurt; sensitive. (The opposite of thick-skinned. Typically: be ~; become ~; grow ~.) You'll have to handle Mary's mother carefully. She's very thin-skinned.



In psychology, such a person is referred to as a fragile narcissist

See https://thenarcissisticlife.com/fragile-narcissism/ for a further description and explanation.

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