10 Reasons To Be Glad You're A Highly Sensitive Person
From tears to cheers, if you're a highly sensitive person you have a lot of feelings you express on a regular basis. And in a culture in which emotions are sometimes seen as "weak," expressing them can often feel like a liability rather than an asset.
The personality trait of being a highly sensitive person, which affects both men and women, can play a large role in daily interactions -- and that's actually really good news. If you're feeling a little low about your emotional nature, here are a few reasons to instead celebrate your sensitivity.
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1. You're empathetic.
Highly sensitive people have an extremely empathetic nature, according to Elaine Aron, a lead researcher on the personality type. This can contribute to a certain level of emotional reactivity, including concern for a friend or someone in need. Sounds like the kind of person anyone would want in their corner.
Sensitive folks actively seek purpose. It doesn't matter if it's a new initiative at work or traveling the world, you're most likely drawn to activities that bring meaningful stimulation to your life. Highly sensitive people are also known for being service-oriented.
Mark this on your resume. Highly sensitive people are the first ones to notice even the subtlest of changes, like if someone got a new haircut or redecorated their living room, making you impeccably detail-oriented.