YOU’RE EASILY OVERWHELMED BY SOCIAL SITUATIONS.
In crowds of people, you usually feel frazzled and tired. Sure, you can enjoy a concert or a night out on the town, but you might need a day or two to recharge afterward. Even worse are events where you have to engage with many different people.
BRIGHT LIGHTS, LOUD NOISES, AND CHAOS IRK YOUR NERVES.
Many people who identify as HSP have a hard time in typical jobs because of this. Retail and foodservice jobs are the HSP’s worst nightmare due to the near-constant influx of stimuli. In fact, many HSPs are drawn to freelance work from home or becoming their own boss for this very reason.
PEOPLE ALWAYS SAY YOU’RE “TOO SENSITIVE.”
Perhaps you’ve grown up in an environment where people didn’t understand your sensitivity. They might have seen it as a sign of weakness or even a flaw in your character. Luckily, scientists can now back us up and provide sound research for why we’re made this way.
YOU PREFER SPENDING TIME ALONE RATHER THAN WITH OTHERS.
Your favorite place is your home, where you can unwind after a long day of work or school. All the stimulation in the world melts away, and you can relax with a good book and a hot cup of tea. You’re free to exist without having to cater to the demands of the outside world.
OTHER PEOPLE OFTEN COME TO YOU WITH THEIR PROBLEMS.
Highly sensitive people often have this aura of compassion and safety about them. In other words, people feel they can come to you with their problems, and they won’t be judged or turned away. In this cruel world, many people are lonely and left on their own to deal with their demons.
YOU GET EASILY UPSET BY VIOLENCE OR INJUSTICE.
You can’t stand movies, TV shows, books, or music that depicts violence or hatred. You much prefer happy, uplifting entertainment that shows the beauty of being human. Movies and shows that represent love and peace are much more in line with your true nature.
YOU FEEL STARVED FOR DEEP CONNECTIONS.
This trait is common among many highly sensitive people. They find that others don’t “get” them, and they’re always on the search for deep, meaningful connections. Highly sensitive people can’t stand shallow conversations about gossip, money, possessions, or other things that most people talk about.