A lot of the time, people with a sensitive personality are seen as dramatic and weak, but what if I told you that the truth is potentially the opposite?

We are programmed to see weakness as a negative attribute, and we perceive sensitivity as a weakness because sensitive people have a tendency to get easily overwhelmed and can get overemotional.

However, the truth is that people with a sensitive personality are some of the strongest among us.

Sensitive people aren’t afraid to show their feelings

Sensitive people have a certain way of handling things, which is admirable. They aren’t afraid to show the way they truly feel, and they’re honest about their own feelings, and this can make them incredibly strong, and even successful.

Many of us are too afraid to show our own feelings for fear of judgement or ridicule, but people with a sensitive personality don’t have this fear as much as the rest of us.

It takes an incredibly strong person to cry in front of someone else, and the act of crying itself makes us feel better. Crying relieves the initial stress and adrenaline of something that upsets us and allows us to think much more clearly once we have dealt with our initial reactions.

Sensitive people see things more clearly

This ability to see things more clearly is a hidden talent of the sensitive person. Initially, they may seem weaker and emotional, but in reality, they are able to make much clearer and well thought out decisions, because they have processed their own emotions, and they are no longer as big of a factor of the decision.

Being sensitive has more advantages than you think

Whilst we lessen the sensitive person’s views, we should really be focusing on how their approach to difficult situations may aid us. If we were freer in our reactions and allowed ourselves to feel things as they really are, rather than bottling it all up in fear of what others may think, we could all learn to deal with things as they are, rather than with the skewed vision that our emotions provide.

In reality, being sensitive and in tune with our emotions allows us to stay strong, level-headed and accomplished. If we allow ourselves to feel and remove the fear of judgement, we can look much more objectively at the situations in front of us and decide what the best solution is, making the bond between strength and sensitivity highly convincing.

So, it is time to stop labelling people with a sensitive personality as weak and over-emotional. Chances are they are some of the best people to look up to in times of strife.

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This Post Has 4 Comments

  1. Kevin

    Being one that would be considered sensitive I personally find this article a godsend. We don’t get to choose whether we are sensitive or insensitive we just are. It is important to all of us “sensitive: people to know that how we are is shared by many others. What I find frustrating is that finding like minded people is the challenge. Sure I meet lots of people that portray the personae of awakened or enlightened however after being with them for a short period of time shows me the hypocrisy of their beliefs. It’s like I see the world with everybody’s masks off and even though I know they are trying to be genuine they don’t realize themselves they are not. Needless to say I have trust issues in people. Not because they are disingenuous but because they don’t even know it themselves. That being said I thank you for this article and appreciate the fact there are others that understand at the same level. Well done!! 🙂

  2. Thea Dunlap

    I may not consider myself a very sensitive person but I find the article wonderful and informative. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  3. Diana

    This is a great article and I agree a hundred percent. Growing up I was always labelled as too sensitive. By learning how to use this sensitivity as an asset rather than a weakness, as an adult, people now turn to me for support and guidance. Because we need to learn how to handle our overwhelming emotions very early on in life (I met great people who guided me), our emotions become our strength because I can now quickly decipher a situation without being blocked by emotions that other people tend to do. If you are young and sensitive don’t listen to judgment as I did, see it for the gift that it is and seek out people to help you learn. I ask “am I too sensitive or is the world too harsh?” Thanks for writing this!

  4. Anil

    Yes it’s true . Good article. Everything is right u said in article.

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