Being Sensitive to the Sensitive — 2 Comments

  1. I appreciate the strengths of the HSP; compassion, understanding, peacemaking, etc. As for myself, I am somewhat too sensitive at times (or so I’m told),although probably not a full strength HSP. I do care what others think and try to make sure everyone is happy. I don’t love the crowds, but I love interacting with people one on one and getting to know them. I love to shop, but it’s the hunt I love, not the crowds. I also hate confrontation. I think it’s interesting that we are all made differently to compliment one another. If we were all the same, it would be a pretty boring world. We need to be sensitive to another person’s needs, and therefore it takes the focus off ourselves and makes us help others; just the way it should be.

    • Thank you for your nicely worded reply! It’s sad that society sees sensitivity as a negative trait, so thank you for having the courage to share that you’re also a sensitive person. I’m probably biased, but I think there’s nothing wrong with being sensitive, and the world could probably use a little more sensitivity, compassion, and understanding. And I completely agree with you–we need to be sensitive to the needs of others. Period. Wouldn’t that make our relationships and interactions with others so much better?

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

HTML tags allowed in your comment: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>