𝟮𝟵 𝘀𝗶𝗴𝗻𝘀 𝗼𝗳 𝗮𝗻 𝗲𝗺𝗽𝗮𝘁𝗵
15 to 25 per cent of the population are Highly Sensitive People, psychologist Dr Elaine Aron states in her research. . A Highly Sensitive Person is 𝑠𝑜𝑚𝑒𝑜𝑛𝑒 𝑤ℎ𝑜 𝑖𝑠 𝑡ℎ𝑜𝑢𝑔ℎ𝑡 𝑡𝑜 ℎ𝑎𝑣𝑒 𝑎𝑛 𝑖𝑛𝑐𝑟𝑒𝑎𝑠𝑒𝑑 𝑜𝑟 𝑚𝑜𝑟𝑒 𝑝𝑟𝑜𝑓𝑜𝑢𝑛𝑑 𝑐𝑒𝑛𝑡𝑟𝑎𝑙 𝑛𝑒𝑟𝑣𝑜𝑢𝑠 𝑠𝑦𝑠𝑡𝑒𝑚 𝑠𝑒𝑛𝑠𝑖𝑡𝑖𝑣𝑖𝑡𝑦 𝑡𝑜 𝑝ℎ𝑦𝑠𝑖𝑐𝑎𝑙, 𝑒𝑚𝑜𝑡𝑖𝑜𝑛𝑎𝑙, 𝑜𝑟 𝑠𝑜𝑐𝑖𝑎𝑙 𝑠𝑡𝑖𝑚𝑢𝑙𝑖. . Does it ring a bell? . You often wonder why you can't just be like everyone else. . You don't know the answer, but you know that spending time with people can be draining to you, to the point where joining activities becomes difficult.
You probably have the thought that something is up with you. . But it's not. You probably are an empath, a person with high sensitivity and you haven't learnt yet how to navigate life using your superpower. . . Here are 𝟐𝟗 𝐜𝐨𝐦𝐦𝐨𝐧 𝐭𝐫𝐚𝐢𝐭𝐬 𝐨𝐟 𝐞𝐦𝐩𝐚𝐭𝐡𝐬 . . 1. You often feel overly stimulated . 2. You have trouble setting your boundaries . 3. You can feel others' emotions . 4. You prefer small groups to big crowds . 5. You pick up the energy of the people around you . 6. You have always been sensitive, especially as a child . 7. Violent movies, crime documentaries and news affect your mood deeply . 8. You need a lot of time alone after interacting with people . 9. Nature replenishes your energy . 10. You know how to give (sometimes you give too much) but don't know how to receive . 11. You feel the burden of society and take other people's problem personally . 12. You have been called "too sensitive" . 13. People see you as an " old soul" . 14. You are great at listening . 15. You get overwhelmed in public spaces . 16. You can experience extreme highs and lows in your mood . 17. You are sensitive to chaos and noises . 18. You are prone to weak health . 19. People are drawn to you and feel comfortable sharing their stories with you . 20. You are interested in alternative theories and understanding human behaviours . 21. You are curious about natural medicine and lifestyles . 22. You often feel fatigued and overwhelmed . 23. You are a creative person, and you see the world differently from others . 24. You avoid conflict as much as you can . 25. You are a walking lie-detector . 26. You "know" things but you can't explain where you have learnt them from . 27. You have a very strong intuition . 28. You are interested in natural and alternative healing techniques. . 29. Sometimes you feel an alien amongst other people . . The way you live and use your sensitivity is up to you. As David Jones says: "𝑖𝑡 𝑖𝑠 𝑏𝑜𝑡ℎ 𝑎 𝑏𝑙𝑒𝑠𝑠𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑎𝑛𝑑 𝑎 𝑐𝑢𝑟𝑠𝑒 𝑡𝑜 𝑓𝑒𝑒𝑙 𝑒𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦𝑡ℎ𝑖𝑛𝑔 𝑠𝑜 𝑣𝑒𝑟𝑦 𝑑𝑒𝑒𝑝𝑙𝑦". . When you learn to manage your sensitivity, you can tap into your full power and use your abilities to empower yourself and the people around you. . On which side of the fence do you want to stand?