When I first heard of the term "highly sensitive person," I took the quiz developed by Dr. Elaine Aron and I actually scored fairly low. Still within bounds to be considered highly sensitive, but not by as much as I would have guessed. I assumed this meant I was simply less sensitive than I thought,… Continue reading Sensitivity is a Spectrum- Well, Actually Multiple Spectrums
Disagreement can be painful for HSPs, but there are ways to work with your high sensitivity and have healthy, helpful arguments with your partner.
You can do more. This doesn’t mean you aren’t doing enough right now, it means you contain multitudes, you are a powerful force full of too many stories to tell the same one over and over.
I have always been a very sensitive person, and after years of hearing how my emotions were excessive or dramatic or “wrong,” I developed a coping mechanism: always be aware of how others are feeling.
Romolini provides solid evidence that if you’re a sensitive, weird, intense person, you can absolutely be successful on your own terms. You just need to know what you’re doing.
I was not being dramatic, I was not misinterpreting anything. I was reacting rationally to an irrational situation. I just hadn’t learned that this is how it is to be a woman.