Being highly sensitive in today’s violent and often insensitive world can be quite a disheartening and confusing experience. How do you know you are one of these people? Maybe some of your friends told you that you are sometimes overreacting or being too emotional.
Here are 10 telling signs that you are highly sensitive:
1. You feel everything… and MORE
As a highly sensitive person, you feel your emotions as well as those of others very intensely. Anything can trigger them, even something as small as a line from a song. Sometimes, it gets overwhelming.
2. You can tell when something is wrong
You can feel the mood right away, when seeing a friend, when entering the room at work. You also have the ability to feel where a conversation could go.
3. You are very polite
Some would say, too polite. This comes with the package. You prefer to stay polite, even with close friends, because you don’t want to offend anyone or hurt their feelings.
4. You are easily moved by art
Listening to uplifting music or viewing breathtaking paintings will touch your heart right away.
5. You prefer doing things on your own
Highly sensitive people are often loners and would rather spend time in solitude. They feel more at peace when things are quiet and serene in their surroundings.
6. Your intuition is extremely powerful
You sense the vibe as soon as you enter a situation. You tend to listen to your gut because you know your body can help you identify the problems.
7. You have problems saying “no”
This is the reason why some might say you are a people pleaser. The truth is you would rather do something you don’t like than offend or hurt others.
8. When you fall in love, you fall hard
Because you feel everything so deeply, you experience love on a different level than most people. With you, it’s falling in love truly, madly, deeply or at all.
9. You often cry
This is because you often feel overwhelmed by emotions. Crying has amazing health benefits so no need to keep all those feelings bottled up. Cry it out!
10. You have a rich imagination
Your imagination is very vivid and you wouldn’t have it any other way. It’s what helps you deal with the harsh reality. No wonder highly sensitive people make great writers and artists in general.
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