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I Am a Highly Sensitive Person

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    I get jealous very easily.

    I feel hurt when someone likes someone else better than me. It makes me feel like I'm not fun enough, or pretty enough, etc. I take everything personally and get very sad when people don't give me attention because I think they hate me. I do a lot of things for people because I...
    kbeary kbeary 18-21, F 7 Responses Jun 26, 2014

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    Went to the checkout,

    my father left me to pay with his wallet etc to get something he forgot, I saw that he didn't have enough money, he came back, I told him, he practically humiliated me in front of the cute checkout guy that knew me, and outright told me how stupid I am because the rest of his...
    trappedgirl17 trappedgirl17 16-17, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2014

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    I cry whenever someone yells at me

    or is very stern with me. Also whenever they ask me why I look depressed and especially when animals die in movies. I hate being so sensitive it makes me look weak and vulnerable, whenever I try to talk back I choke on my own tears and run away :/
    LilahWolf LilahWolf 16-17, F 2 Responses Dec 31, 2014

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    placesivebeen placesivebeen 18-21, M Dec 13, 2014

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    I Am A Hsp But Will I Ever Find Love?

    I don't know where to begin. I just found out I was a HSP back in October. It changed my world and how I precised myself. It was definitely a relief and a shock. I thought I was the only one but I did find a friend who was also a HSP. So there are many out there somewhere...
    TwoTearsInABucket316 TwoTearsInABucket316 31-35, M 13 Responses Nov 24, 2012

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    courtneyyyx331 courtneyyyx331 22-25, F 4 Responses Jul 26, 2014

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    "A human creature born abnormally,

    inhumanly sensitive. To him... a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death." Pearl S. Buck, (1892-1973), recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in 1932 and of the Nobel Prize in...
    persypussy persypussy 18-21, F Feb 9, 2014

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    i dont understand why some people just giveup

    their character and personality for certain things in life.Dont they feel ashamed of what they do and what they say, someday in the future? I never accept the fact that a guitly feeling is enough for the things they do to hurt and humiliate people around them.Its a lie to...
    mellifluousme mellifluousme 22-25, F 7 Responses Jan 25, 2014

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    I just want to express my feelings right now.

    I just feel tired. I cannot sleep due to loud noises and I keep thinking. My chest is heavy and I find myself trying to catch a breath here and there. I just started to cry minutes ago just out of nowhere..I just want to go to sleep. .Maybe I should have posted this story on the...
    littlejxoxo littlejxoxo 26-30, F 1 Response Feb 4

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    I used to go to a therapist (well a kind of

    therapist) since i was 15 years old, but I met my best therapist last year when i was on a trip to Barcelona with my father when he was attending a seminar. There I got acquainted with a Colombian girl whose father was also attending the same seminar. She was 8 years older than...
    persypussy persypussy 18-21, F 9 Responses Dec 29, 2013

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    I am seriously highly sensitive.

    I can't even look at pictures without feeling an intense feeling. I find myself to not have a lot of friends because of how observant I am towards others body language and tone of voice and just down right feelings and moods. I'm just now learning that I am a highly sensitive...
    hendrixxoxo hendrixxoxo 26-30, F 8 Responses Mar 31, 2014

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    Can anyone relate? thoughts?

    I think I sometimes come along as an angry or grumpy person, but I think it's just because bad things happening affects me harder than than it does others. I know that I am a good person, but I'm afraid that people won't be able to see it because my feelings have a habit of...
    placesivebeen placesivebeen 18-21, M 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    I cannot sleep. The joy of being madly in love

    with the most wonderful woman in the world, and the sadness because the days we can be physically together are ending soon are chasing each other in my mind. Tonight I wish I would not feel.
    Danceofhours Danceofhours 41-45, M 2 Responses Apr 3

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    I think it's okay to be sensitive in a lot of

    cases. I find that it makes me more considerate of other people because I try to see things from their perspective.
    kissthedeadly kissthedeadly 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 5, 2014

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    Male, And Sensitive

    I don't have too much to say.... But I am extremely sensitive, you can hurt me easily... the smallest acts of kindness can affect me more then you know... I will listen to you, and i will care about you... I might not even know you! and i will still care. I have a lot of love to...
    LonelyPandaBear LonelyPandaBear 18-21, M 3 Responses Feb 2, 2011

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    I am very sensitive and process subtle

    changes/stimuli very deeply. I tend to feel and react to everything deeply and strongly. My moods/emotions are often intense and beyond my control, however I can control my actions. I usually feel more concern and empathy for my fellow human beings. I can even feel the air...
    Kingshelman Kingshelman 31-35, M 5 Responses Aug 17, 2014

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    This is what I get- A lot of isolated tortured

    souls posting descriptions of their personality and life experience on a website, Which I read, in the soul sucking torment of isolation, on the glass screen of an electronic gadget. No intimacy to be found. this stuff is priceless
    Ajushi Ajushi 41-45, M Feb 11

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    rastaflip713 rastaflip713 18-21, F 1 Response Nov 30, 2014

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    Who to believe and who to trust.

    ...I don't know what to do anymore...I'm done with being lied to...I'm done with getting hurt....I just want to end it....
    nomnommings nomnommings 16-17, F 1 Response Feb 28

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    It's All In Your Head

    no, it's not! I DO smell, hear, taste something, even if you don't!! I read a book about this so I know it's not just me that likes saltine crackers, plain!
    RemyTravis RemyTravis 31-35, F 4 Responses Aug 11, 2007

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    I recently (within the last year) discovered

    that HSP was a thing. Something that explained my "weirdness"/"different-ness". That it wasn't just me. That I wasn't alone in being this way. Growing up - in an abusive environment - I was often beaten for "being too sensitive" (among other things). My point is: I wasn't...
    AlleywayGospel AlleywayGospel 26-30, F 2 Responses Jun 17, 2014

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    For me the worst part about being an HSP is my

    need for downtime. When you pick up on so many details and process them so deeply, your body requires extra time to rest to recover from over stimulation. In a perfect and understanding world, this would not be a problem at all as everyone would get to have the right amount of...
    Kingshelman Kingshelman 31-35, M 2 Responses Nov 9, 2014

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    I never knew what was wrong with me~ even

    as a child I disliked large gatherings, sensitive to sounds, light and being touched~ others said I was being overly sensitive or thinking too much~ I just recently discovered this trait and it fits me to a T~ I admit I was relieved and felt a little concerned at the same time...
    tennesseeflower tennesseeflower 51-55, F 1 Response Jun 3, 2014

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    Being a sensitive man is difficult.

    Very few really expect a man to be capable of breaking down, so one tries not to in order to be regarded as sane.
    placesivebeen placesivebeen 18-21, M 5 Responses Feb 20

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    For most of my life I’ve effectively dodged

    conflict. I was called the peacemaker in middle school and my family members call me the diplomat. I’m called sweet, shy, timid, refined. These labels aren’t self-promoted, though, and I’ve always been conflicted with incorporating them with how I truly see myself. I’m...
    kaylie2323 kaylie2323 18-21, F 1 Response Mar 31

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    Being An Hsp

    It's strange, to be highly sensitive in a world that's all about competing and getting in people's face to get ahead... and I often feel like the situation is complexified by being male, and highly sensitive. After all, guys "aren't supposed to be that way." Or, if they...
    Denmarkguy Denmarkguy 51-55, M 22 Responses Dec 26, 2007

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    Having learnt that not communicating

    when I'm going through inner turmoil, I'll just spill it here, sort my thoughts out and let them out into the world. First things first: I love being super sensitive to everything that happens inside and outside of me. I understood that feelings are messengers and guides. I do...
    Sorfarina Sorfarina 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 6

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    When i get yelled at it makes me tear up.

    I hate it. I cnt stand criticism, it hurts whether its a joke or its serious. I can talk back and yell n all that but my feelings run too deep and I cnt help but care. I dont know maybe ill get stronger.
    ashash98 ashash98 26-30, F 1 Response Jan 2

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    I've always been highly sensitive

    as I can recall it. Although I wasn't much of a cry baby as a kid, I've only understood a few years ago that being highly sensitive wasn't something that everybody was, and it explained everything I'd been feeling since childhood. Empathy, feeling overwhelmed by smells, noise or...
    Nokomis Nokomis 18-21, F Mar 6

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    And That's Not Always Easy

    The world has always seemed a strange place to me. I have a natural understanding of things, like a natural law or something. I feel everything - people, animals, trees, bugs and other people's emotions have played a huge part in my life. People who are angry or negative upset me...
    Scarlet2 Scarlet2 22-25, F 3 Responses Feb 18, 2011

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    I have always been described

    as overly sensitive. I thought I was level headed, but just lately I have been crying a lot, and filled with irrational thoughts, such as social services will take my little girl away from me. There is no reason for them to, I know this, so why do these thoughts petrify me so...
    Crazyjaney Crazyjaney 41-45, F 2 Responses 4 days ago

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    Is it normal for me to get frustrated

    and overwhelmed with math easier than my classmates because of my sensitivities? I feel like I can't figure out solutions as quickly to complex equations :/
    BrightAurora BrightAurora 16-17, M Mar 26

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    I confuse people because sometimes I have too

    much to say(cause I want to share all the details) other times not enough (cause the details overwhelm me).
    Kingshelman Kingshelman 31-35, M 2 Responses Jan 8

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    Oftentimes I feel like I am surrounded by

    idiots. Then I realize it's not their fault they were born insensitive. My body gives me access to information that most people are not consciously aware of. Still I really hate to think "I told you so" all the time, because it simply means more wasted opportunities.
    Kingshelman Kingshelman 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 11

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    Are Sensitive People More Vulnerable To Being Taken Advantage Of?

    I'm a highly sensitive person. Along with many other things, this means that I'm sensitive to the needs of others. I wear my heart on my sleeve and am extremely considerate of other people's feelings, time and needs. But sometimes people take advantage of this. They expect...
    lagatta lagatta 41-45, F 12 Responses Feb 3, 2011

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    Apparently So.

    Can empathy expand to nature as well as people and animals?  Maybe empathy is for all things living. It pains me to see children chasing foxes off of their property with a golf cart while screaming.  The foxes have nowhere to go anymore.  All the woods around us...
    ChevyGirl ChevyGirl 18-21, F 5 Responses Nov 20, 2009

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    There is no middle ground ,

    no grey area I either feel with extreme intensity Or I feel nothing at all I'm extremely sensitive Extremely intense Fueled by emotion Love is often painful for me So is opening myself up to anyone I think I would rather be less evolved On a lower frequency Unable to...
    Angelofthesilencess Angelofthesilencess 31-35, F 2 Responses Jul 26, 2014

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    It only takes a few real conversations,

    and I'm getting what pulls me in. Careful through the snake is my ally, and we know when to strike. I know sharing is not fun, but , I need something more.
    Isis27 Isis27 36-40 1 Response Mar 27

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    It wasn't until I was 52

    and recovering from ptsd that I found out about HSP. My ENTIRE life made sense. Now I'm working on a way to help other Sensitives find strengths in their perceived weaknesses
    VayJayBrigade VayJayBrigade 56-60, F 1 Response Dec 27, 2014

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    I recently stumbled upon one of the books,

    Chicken Soup for the Couples' Soul while sifting items in my grandmothers home, to help her move. It is a series of books that can include stories from various people of all ages, on love, triumph, heartache, miraculous moments, things that are truly inspiring. This book covered...
    joydream joydream 31-35, F 2 Responses Nov 8, 2014

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    I'm a very sensitive person!

    I get upset over pretty much everything and I can't even talk about my feelings to anyone! Even when I see someone get upset and they are getting attention from others, it makes me feel worse! how do I talk about my feelings in a healthy way to where people won't hate me?
    deleted deleted 26-30 2 Responses a week ago

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    I feel relief in the notion

    that my brain may be wired a certain way and that there are others who live similarly. I have lived with a sense of guilt for almost my entire life about the way I perceive the world. I know as a child my family would call me shy and assume that I didn't want a lot of...
    nallees nallees 26-30, F 4 Responses Feb 21, 2014

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    Is there even a difference between my pain

    and that of other people? I highly doubt it. When I gaze upon the endless field of 13-15s fighting bullies, self-hatred and eating disorders... when I see my little brother falling victim to the same boobytraps that got me, no matter how much I warn him... when I think of my mom...
    SpaceTurtle SpaceTurtle 31-35, M 3 Responses Jan 27

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    Being a highly sensitive person has been

    such a curse for me. I feel every little thing so deeply and I wish I didn't get emotional so often over things other people would say are small and insignificant.
    beebeexoxox beebeexoxox 18-21, F 7 Responses Feb 28

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    Since I Was Little

    I am a highly sensitive person. I have been since my first memories of childhood. Soaking in the moods, expressions, tones, and perceived feelings of the people around me. Thinking some how that I was the reason for the moods of everyone. Whether the moods were good or bad...
    newlifeforme73 newlifeforme73 41-45, M 17 Responses Nov 3, 2013

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    I am sensitive to others

    but also in the spiritual sense as I can feel peoples fear, anger, pain, suffering but also their joy and happiness. I believe its a gift we all have and its a question about building upon it and nurturing it in order for it to grow. I have always been a caring person and...
    AX5625 AX5625 31-35, M Mar 3, 2014

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