I Would Like To Clear Up A Few Things About Sensitive PeopleThis is my personal interpretation of an HSP!
A) It's not only about having one's feelings hurt easily. I know many people that are easily hurt but are not sensitive. People who are truly sensitive care about other's feelings as much as they do their own. They generally try to choose their words carefully as to not offend or hurt others.
B) Things affect them more deeply. Yes, they feel very deeply and as such, past emotional hurts linger longer. And they tend to take things both more personally and seriously. Not only the hurts that are inflicted on them, but also those that are imposed on others. They are affected by the world's afflictions and the afflictions of those around them. Their heart feels the pain of others.
C) They are more complex. They see many different la
D) They are less superficial. In fact, many cannot stand superficiality. They see through the superficial bling that many others don't. Many won't just date a guy because he's cute and has a nice car. They usually look for deeper qualities. It's not that they don't like material things. It's just that they don't believe it's the be all end all and they frequently look deep into the hearts and soul of people.
E) Most love beauty. They see it in poetry, art, children, nature, etc. And sometimes even in material things that are truly exquisite.
F) Sensitivity is both positive and negative. They see the bad in things that others don't but they also see the good in things that others don't. They are touched by the smile of a baby, a cute puppy, a sunny day and beautiful art. They see things in vivid colour. It makes their day when they can help a vulnerable person and put a smile on someone's face. They are moved by nature and poetry. In fact, they can be moved by so many things. When they look at things they may see things that others don't - both good and bad.
G) And lastly many HSP's are very soulful and spiritual. They frequently take longer to process things. They need time to process every nuance and to look at things from every perspective. They are not made for this fast pace world. They are healers and frequently very wise and soulful and look for deep connections and thus in this superficial, fast paced world can leave them feeling lonely and isolated.
In short being a sensitive person is both a blessing and a curse. I don't mean to be arrogant, but in a way, I've always felt that we are more emotionally intelligent.