Though the challenges of being highly sensitive are still something I manage daily, I also feel lucky to be so finely attuned to the world around me.
I’m a highly sensitive person, but without my sensation seeking trait, I would have never seen so many countries or learned how to scuba dive.
As a highly sensitive person, at the end of the day, I crave a dimly-lit, silent room – preferably alone or in my boyfriend’s company only.
It’s not easy being a highly sensitive introvert, because little things that don’t bother other people can be too much for you.
At times, my sensitivity has been a source of shame and embarrassment, especially before I found out being a highly sensitive person was a thing.
Highly sensitive people are hyper-aware of subtleties in their environment. This gives them an incredible advantage, but they also can become overwhelmed.
It’s not uncommon for highly sensitive people to struggle with being assertive. People may talk over them and disregard their feelings and viewpoints.
I was attempting to suppress my emotions. Up until this moment, I had thought that an intelligent person should not—or cannot—be a sensitive person.
I’m a highly sensitive person, and I spent years thinking I had to keep my sensitivity a secret and pretend to be “normal.”
I first came upon JOMO (the joy of missing out) in Oliver Burkeman’s column in The Guardian. Currently, I have been practicing the art of choosing.