Going through this
I am almost 20 years and I have been dealing with Tactile Defensiveness for all my life. It has been so hard because i am afraid of certain materials like feathers, silky gloves, mittens, and other people's hair. When people have these material on them i get into the "fight or flight" mode and ill stay away. I am scared of human contact as well.
When i am in school i sit in the back at the corner so i dont feel like everyone is around me. And when i am at the mall and people are walking so close behind me i either walk to the other side of the mall or go into a store so the people walking behind can pass me. And when working with kids sometimes parents and grandparents will touch my shoulder and i move away because they were in my personal space.
This Tactile defensiveness effects me daily. Why does this happen to me?