A More Sensitive Neurological SystemHaving a more sensitive neurological system means my immediate world has a way of sometimes enriching me and sometimes overwhelming me. Most times I feel like an alien who oftentimes is unable to enjoy the mainstream world of extroverted activities. Unlike the majority of people, I cannot tune out stimuli such as loud noises, strong smells, boisterous behavior and bright lights. These "sensory assaults" lead to energy leaks -- anxiety, overreactions, irritability and low-frustration tolerance.
If the sensorial over-stimulation wasn't enough, I’m also affected by people’s emotional energy. I suffer from other people’s responses to me as well as their negative moods, clingy behaviors and more.