7 Things That Hypersensitive People Are Great At

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When an emotion is a little too intense, tears will inevitably run down my cheeks. Yes, that’s right, this is one of the traits that constitute to me being hypersensitive. I feel everything more deeply than other people and often feel like I'm overwhelmed by my emotions. Now, that can be guilt-inducing, especially in a society where showing sensitivity is frequently perceived as a weakness. However, this is what makes me, myself and those like me such special human beings. Indeed, we are emotional superheroes, whose qualities deserve to be known and celebrated.

7 Things That Hypersensitive People Are Great At
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What are the 7 main strengths of hypersensitive people?

1.  We live everything more intensely

When someone asks me what it's like to be hypersensitive, the first thing I want to answer is that it makes me feel more alive. When a detail doesn't suit me, it can take on enormous proportions. But the opposite is also true: everything is more beautiful and everything can make me happier. I have this feeling of living stronger and more intensely. My personality means I marvel at everything, and for that reason alone, I am happy to have this temperament.

2.  We have heightened senses

Our senses are also sharper because we pay attention to all the subtleties of our environment, for example, I focus a lot on my interior design (color combinations, fabrics, etc.). This is valid for different areas, because I can easily imagine and visualize things.

>>> Find out whether or not you are hypersensitive

3.  We are resilient  

Since we are often confronted with our emotions, we have a greater power of adaptation and resilience. I therefore understand certain situations better because I understand all the nuances associated with them. But even beyond this adaptation, a hypersensitivity that we have learned to live with, will allow us to overcome the trials we go through.

4.  We have more sincere relationships

In a social context, this is a great asset because we are more attentive to others. We have great empathy and often put ourselves in other people's shoes, because of this, our social ties are often stronger! Relationships with others are more often based on listening and caring. Moreover, thanks to this instinct, I can more easily distance myself from toxic relationships and narcissistic perverts, which is obviously a blessing.

5.  We truly know ourselves

Hypersensitivity allows us to understand ourselves better because we are constantly in introspection. We make choices that correspond to us better because the "pros" and "cons" are weighed meticulously. Recently, I had to make a choice that would have a big impact on my life. I took me time to think about everything that would be involved, but now that my decision is made, I have absolutely no regrets about my choice!

6.  We are often perfectionists

Attention to detail is often an ally, especially in a professional environment. We will do everything to make our work as perfect as possible, even if it means spending more time on it. Our tasks will always be analyzed, performed and checked (several times). This is a real plus that distinguishes us and makes us feel good, a job well done reassures us. Besides, I have often been told that I have an eye for detail, and I find it a real strength to be so meticulous!

7.  We are very creative

We are easily drawn to an area where we can use it because creation gives our hypersensitivity a means of expression and even an outlet. It allows us to regulate our emotions more easily. The truth is, ideas constantly run through our minds, and we often have a more avant-garde take on things than most people.

How did I learn to accept myself?

For many people, hypersensitivity is a weakness, but for me, it’s the total opposite and deserves to be celebrated! As a hypersensitive person, I make it my strength every day. I bet you’re asking how I do this? Well, simply by not fighting against what I feel. Instead, I attempt to identify and understand my emotions, so that I can feel more comfortable with them. Being more in tune with my sensitivity also allows me to identify the moments when I will break down. Depending on the context, either I let myself go, if I am surrounded by caring people, or I isolate myself. This way I can evacuate what I’m feeling and move on. I also try to always listen to my intuition because it never deceives me. It helps me to make the right decisions and to be at peace with my choices.

>>> Discover the best techniques on how to manage hypersensitivity

How do you communicate with a highly sensitive person?

The emotions and reactions of a hypersensitive person are sometimes tenfold. Hypersensitivity and love sometimes don't mix well, but living with a hypersensitive person can be an advantage. To learn how to communicate with one another, discover the 4 reflexes to adopt.

1) Find out about your partner's hypersensitivity

The first thing to do when you have detected the signs of hypersensitivity in the person you love is to find out about the character traits of this person. By informing yourself about what this trait is and how a person deals with it on a daily basis, you are taking the first step towards a better understanding of them.

2) Accepting your emotions and feelings in your speech

When tensions are felt or when an argument breaks out, there is no point in adding fuel to the fire by trying to show that your partner's reactions are disproportionate. Instead, calm them down and try to understand their point of view.

3) Invite the person to express their feelings

On a regular basis, if you feel that your partner is having difficulty expressing their feelings, don't hesitate to take time with them to help them do so. The goal here is for you to understand the behavior and how much an event or discussion has affected them. You can also ask them what you can do to prevent the situation from happening again.

4) Respect their alone time

In order to recharge and regain their energy and full potential, hypersensitive people in a relationship need to isolate themselves and take some time for themselves. It can happen that they don't want to go out for several days and prefer to spend their days alone doing activities that rest them.

The editor's opinion: Own your personality!

As you can see, I’ve managed to accept my hypersensitivity and turn it into a strength, but this is not the case for everyone. Indeed, some people struggle with this particular personality facet and find it hinders them in their professional and personal lives. If you too are struggling, it’s time to reach out to a professional for help. They will give you the tools necessary to accept yourself.

🤗 Understand yourself, accept yourself, be happy... Let’s do it here and now!

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