It’s okay to be sensitive

Posted by Patrick Moreau on April 28, 2019 in Health

Signs you can be a sensitive personality type (HSP) : If you are highly intuitive and make decisions based on your gut feeling, research shows that you might be on the sensitive side. Moreover, if you can feel that something is wrong with a person and can predict how people think, you are probably a sensitive person. HSPs take comfort in their routines, because the familiar is far less stimulating than something brand new. For this reason, change — both positive and negative — can really throw off HSPs. For example, when dating someone new or getting a job promotion, HSPs may feel as equally stressed as they do overjoyed. Generally, HSPs need more time than others to adjust to change.

Are you a highly sensitive person? Do you know someone in your personal or professional life who may be highly sensitive? High sensitivity can be defined as acute physical, mental, and emotional responses to external (social, environmental) or internal (intra-personal) stimuli. A highly sensitive person may be an introvert, an extrovert, or somewhere in between.

Determine if the situation needs to be addressed, or if you are better off to let it go. If your feelings are seriously hurt by a good friend or close family member, not addressing it can lead to anger and resentment. In those cases, you may need to talk to the person in a calm, diplomatic manner to clear the air. There may be other times when you discover that you are best to just let things go. If you felt slighted by a co-worker or annoyed that a friend didn’t call you, you may be able to recognize that bringing it up may make things worse. Instead, you can decide to let go of your hurt feelings.

Highly sensitive people (HSP) are pretty sensitive to several stimuli: physical, mental and emotional. Their fear of failure may limit their risk-taking ability, and induce social anxiety. Moreover, these individuals are often perceived as weak and dramatic. Being sensitive can lead to many problems, and you must try finding ways to improve how you react to certain situations. At some point, sensitivity can end up being detrimental. More details about Easy Ways to Overcome Sensitivity.

Being an HSP can have its own advantages. Turn your sensitivity from a weakness into a weapon to help you deal with problems in your life. Being sensitive to everything means that you are better than other people at finding the positive sides of everything. Usher in a sense of optimism to make situations easier for yourself.

Category One: Sensitivity About Oneself. Tends to “beat oneself up” when falling short of own expectations. Is afraid of rejection, even in relatively minor situations.

Category Two: Sensitivity About Others. Alternatively, often discusses negative emotions with others because there’s a lot of “drama” in one’s life.

When the Sensory Processing Sensitivity is very high in a person, he/she is categorized as a Exceptionally Sensitive Person and/or ESP. One can bifurcate a highly sensitive person. Not necessarily that all sensitive personalities live in dark rooms and cut off from the society. They are normal and happy people, but some instances make them hyper stimulated; hence they get stressed and disturbed in one shot, and the recovery process depends on the trauma they had. There are several things to which a person can experience this phenomena. Let us discuss a few of them here in this article. More details on Fears of overly sensitive people.

For many highly sensitive people, the key to managing oversensitivity is to utilize emotional immunity and sensory immunity strategies, to calm and alleviate overstimulation. For those who live or work with highly sensitive individuals, effective communication skills are a must to foster positive and constructive relationships.

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