The problem is that people notice that I don't act like other people and they make commentary. But I let it get to me because alas, I am also an empath, and things like insensitivity from other people hurts.
For example today I went shopping with my sister, but she was taking her sweet time trying on clothes so I began walking around the department store just trying on clothes. It was pretty empty and this one worker just kept staring at me intensely. I put on a sweater and I could feel his eyes burning a hole in my head and I turned around and he flinched his eyes away. This kept happening, he just kept watching me and then he kept making commentary to his coworkers who would look up at me and smirk.
I don't know, as a sensitive person, this got to me more than it probably should have. But I just don't understand how I could be minding my own business and people just randomly start discussing me. It happens often enough. I can be standing in line for coffee or even walking on the street.
It's like I have such a hard time controlling the projection of my energy that people just notice and begin looking, even if I am very calm and acting just like everyone else.
So my question to you guys is what do you do to ward off negative attention? Or even what do you say to yourself to strengthen your confidence... it feels like my self-esteem is taking all the hits.