Thick skin? Thin skin? What to have for the best?
To immure oneself, or be sensitive.
Shrug-off as irrelevant, more or less,
or respond, if not fully, tentative.
It matters, certainly at certain times,
the choice that make, to ignore or react.
Some people delight to show that unkind.
From your words and deeds, will seek to detract.
Others, a kind word or assistance helps.
In the old-fashioned way, it is ‘friendly’.
Could make think positive about themselves,
and you about yourself, indirectly.
Are, though, stalkers, trolls and merchants of shame.
With contacts, skin to have must ascertain.