Senti Much? Advantages And Disadvantages Of Being Oversensitive
Are you often told by friends and family that you are "too sensitive"? If you are, then you know there is some truth to this claim. It's okay! Being a sensitive person is not something to be ashamed of. We are all humans, and as humans we differ from one another in many aspects, including our range of sensitivities. Now, just like everything else there are certain advantages and disadvantages of being oversensitive, and if you are a senti individual, then you must know them to help you function better in a social setting.
Feel Too Deeply
If you are an oversensitive individual, then chances are your emotions towards every incident in life is magnified, and you feel it all the more deeply than the rest around you. This means that you have the ability to cherish every tiny moment in life, and make it more special.
Oversensitive people are much more empathetic than the regular folks. They not only know, but also understand the emotions and struggles of people around them. This quality makes them excellent partners and friends.
Oversensitive People Are Very Perceptive And Aware Of Their Surroundings
Oversensitive individuals are very perceptive by nature, and also have a strong sense of their surroundings. There is hardly a thing that goes by unnoticed by this lot. They are very observant and alert, which is a bonus point for many career paths.
Are Highly Creative
There is a whole store of inner creativity that oversensitive people can tap into that non-sensitive people can't. Oversensitive people, with their eye for detail, can materialize what they notice and churn it
into something creative and beautiful. Quite a lot of acclaimed actors, artists, writers, etc. belong to this group.
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Are Easily Overwhelmed
This is one major battle that an oversensitive person has to fight. Because of their nature, they take in and process a lot of information from the outside world, which at times becomes too much for them. They get overwhelmed by the flow of information and end up feeling hurt and sad. Try as they may, it's not really a choice for them to control the extent of their feelings.
They Need A Lot OF "Me–Time"
As they get too deeply affected by their surroundings, they get hurt easily and require time to feel their normal selves again. This ‘me-time' is sometimes long and they prefer to be alone while they figure out things in their head. Usually, this behavior causes a hindrance to those around them.
They Think "Utopian"
As this lot feels so deeply for everything and everybody around them, they inadvertently expect the rest of the world to feel the same for them, and understand them as well. This is where they get disappointed. We do not live in a utopian world and hence, their expectation of the same leads them to feel stressed and lonely at times. Understanding that all people are different is the key for oversensitive people to live happier.
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Are Often ‘Taken For Granted'
Someone who wants to take advantage of an oversensitive individual's nature can do so easily, just by knowing the right buttons to push. To avoid this, an oversensitive individual needs to assess the person at hand carefully, and what their intentions are to avoid being taken for a ride.
Assess these advantages and disadvantages of being oversensitive. Embrace your sensitivity; just make sure to apply considerate tact to your way of living to make your life smoother.