Some of Us Are Highly Sensitive
There are people in the our society who arenot as open as others are. Rather, they are shy, introvert and haveproblems making contact, let alone engaging relationships withothers. These people are called highly sensitive people. Theseindividuals also have many fears, and due to these troublesomefeelings, they are unable to function as other people do.Nevertheless, this does not make them mentally impaired. On thecontrary, highly sensitive people are usually very intelligent,gifted, talented and creative. Thoughtfulness is also one of theirmain traits. There is a special psychological test which helps indiagnosing highly sensitive people. In fact, results of these testsshow that one fifth of total human population consists of this kindof people. Therefore, we may only benefit from getting to know thembetter, as well as their characteristics and personal traits.
Characteristics of Highly SensitivePeople
When it comes to learning and receivinginformation, these people are excellent. They are very concentratedand learn quite fast. Focusing and concentration are some of theirmain traits as they are capable of processing information withoutproblems. Being highly organized and diligent perfectionists, theirwork is always done with maximal precision and proper results.However, once they are distracted with emotions and personalproblems, their capability disappears.
As for their emotional side, highlysensitive people are very thoughtful and considerate. Also, they areloyal and sentimental. Nevertheless, these people prefer silence andsolitude over being exposed to others, since then they are incapableof showing their full capacities. They are good at reading people andtheir emotions. Thus, they can notice problems and frustrations inothers. Often turned towards our natural environment, highlysensitive people tend to be religious and into spiritualism too. Theyoften play some musical instruments since they enjoy quiet andpleasant music and have very developed motor skills. So, noise caneasily distract them. In whatever they do, they are more relaxed whendoing it in front of people they know and trust than in front ofstrangers.
Their senses are quite developed. Theyhave an eye and ear for art and aesthetics. Also, they have a highlydeveloped sense of smell. Subsequently, they are more affected bycoffee and other stimulants than most of us.
If you managed to recognize yourself orsomeone you know in the characteristics above, you may discoversomething new about you and people close to you. You are quite anemotional person. Therefore, you need to control these emotions so asnot to get hurt or misunderstood. Yoga, meditation or some breathingexercises can help you cope with the rest of the “insensitive”world better.