The singer-songwriter suggested to Sugar that she finds it hard to ignore insults directed at her from anyone.
Swift said: "I'm not stronger than anybody else. I feel everything that happens to me, whether it's a mean comment from a friend or a stranger. At no point in this process did I grow a thick skin."
Asked if she ever has tantrums, she added: "I've learned that I respect people less when they scream and yell. So when I'm mad, I try to keep the volume level of my voice really even.
"It's more impressive if you can remain calm when you're mad than if you lose control. I just hate the idea of taking my emotions out on other people. You know what I mean?"
Of the emotional content of her albums, Swift said: "I don't think that being a strong person is about ignoring your emotions and fighting your feelings. Putting on a brave face doesn't mean you're a brave person.
"That's why everybody in my life knows everything that I'm going through. I can't hide anything from them. People need to realise that being open isn't the same as being weak."