People around the world attract to kindness and acceptance rather than cruelty and meanness. Insensitive people lack empathy and tactfulness and unapologetically behave out of decency with their fellow human beings. We, most often, expect common courtesy and basic decency which is often strongly challenged by tactless group.

Such individuals do not pay heed to the standard social practices which may pose a threat of spreading their pessimistic ways to otherwise good people.

In this article, we do not intend to shed light to complex sociological topics rather a bit of insight to what makes insensitive people act in such manner will be the point of discussion.

The following 5 behaviors are quite commonsensical enlightening the thought patterns in the background of such people who go against generally accepted common courtesy.

Let’s discuss prominent behaviors, attitudes, and circumstances that create insensitive people:

1. Mechanisms in their brain

Brain chemistry is perceived as the primary driver of callous behavior. Every person’s brain works differently and we all are well-aware of it. People with narcissistic tendencies are very different. Their brain chemistry cannot be overlooked. The mechanisms of their brain don’t allow them to feel altruism and convey sensitivity.

Sometimes, insensitive people behave in a way that they don’t even realize that their attitude can hurt someone’s feelings. If someone close to them would try to explain their off-putting behavior then they will display a sense of bewilderment. Hence, their life goes on as usual without further realization.

2. Insensitive people thought processes

Pertinent to the on-going topic, it is important to understand, that thought patterns and brain chemistry are both different. Thought processes generate as a byproduct of environmental factors while brain chemistry is autonomic.

For instance, a competitive corporate world may manifest aggressive thought patterns; after a period of time it alters one’s brain chemistry.

In the same way, people carrying strong religious or political beliefs and convictions would never compromise what they practice thus they are perceived to act in aggressive and insensitive manner.

3. Anger lowers inhibition

Irrational thoughts, words and behaviors manifest in brain due to angry emotions. Someone being angry all the time may suppress the higher-level executive functions to work properly. The impact on the brain decreases the ability to retain a sense of self-control. Lack of self-control increases the chance of doing or saying something insensitive.

Anger camouflages the consequences of our actions thus it makes us forget about the inhibitions. Unfortunately, people on the receiving end may suffer the insensitivities and the pain inflicted on them.  In our insensitivity, we may hurt someone deeply without even realizing that the person doesn’t deserve such treatment.

4. Low self esteem

Insensitivity drives on low self-esteem which under the topic is relatively simple to understand. Self-esteem allows a person to interact constructively with others by keeping their concerns in-check. But a small numbers of individuals carrying sullen attitude will degrade others to make themselves feel better.

5. Stressful situation

Insensitive people are incapable of handling the effects of stress in a constructive fashion. It is an understatement that different people deal with stress differently. Stressful situations are the ideal consequences to judge someone’s ability to handle effects without hurting someone.

If a person is inept at dealing with the stress, it can be seen by how they interact with others afterwards. Whether a person will bark something nasty to someone else or get things done anyways. Insensitive people can relate to the former category.

People incapable of handling stress will spread their negative state of mind around.