What others often say about highly sensitive people

March 12, 2018

If you’re not sure whether you are a sensitive soul you can take my free Sensitivity Quiz here.

If you know you are a sensitive soul then you might have heard people tell you the following:

(And if you’re not a sensitive soul you might have been the one saying this…)

Why are you being so difficult?

You are so (hyper)sensitive (the way people say this makes it abundantly clear that this is a negative trait.)

You are exaggerating

You make too much of a fuss

You are lazy (my brother used to think I was lazy, because from his perspective there was no other reason to be tired so often or be unable to do things).

You are selfish and don’t think about what others want or need (oh irony!)

You are not the only one that matters

You can’t act like you’re the only person in the world

You need too much ceremony (before you can go anywhere)

You don’t care about other people (ehm, too much perhaps?)

You don’t want to connect

You make things needlessly complicated

If you are a sensitive soul it’s painful to hear this.

If you are not sensitive you are probably annoyed by the sensitive ones because you didn’t understand their behavior and this is what it looked like (and it seemed so outrageous).

What I’ve come to realize is that it’s nobody’s fault. It’s like trying to explain the difference between red and green to someone who is colorblind. It’s impossible.

It has taken me years to come to this point and understand that I can’t blame non-sensitive people for reacting the way they do. And I’m hoping non-sensitive people will get to the point where they are not criticizing sensitive ones for acting the way they are—for being who they are.

This is all part of my mission to bring more awareness to the entire topic of sensitivity. Because there is a lot of misunderstanding—about what it means to be sensitive and what the (unneeded) negative side-effects can be.

That’s why I created this program—so you can learn how to be sensitive AND enjoy the heck out of it. In fact, I’m going to teach you how to turn your sensitivity into your superpower!

Read all about it here.

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