When I was growing up my parents use to complain about and criticize me for being too sensitive. They called me crybaby and treated my sensitivity like it was a character defect that I needed to “work on.” As a result, I was labeled the black sheep of the family. I have come to understand that being a highly sensitive person is actually a gift, not a disorder or weakness.
A highly sensitive person has deep intuition, is creative, and lives with a complex and rich inner life. Empathy is a strong suit and highly sensitive people are great listeners; they listen with their heart and connect with others at a deeper level.
I have come to understand and appreciate my sensitive nature. As the photo to the right states, if you take away that single trait, you take away the very essence of who I am. Feeling things deeply is actually my super power. I embrace myself and my sensitive heart.
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