As a society, we have come to think of being “too sensitive” as a flaw. It tampers with our ability to tap into our inner power or ability to optimize our other traits. We care too much, think too deeply, perceive too many unfounded things, imagine a world that does not exist, and can sometimes believe in things that others find ludicrous.

Those statements already make us sound like crazy weirdos but in reality, when we interact with people, this is sometimes our mental state. Ever since I was young, I was told “not to be too sensitive”, was considered a “problem child” or the “black sheep”. None of them is positive.

To others, highly sensitive people cannot move on as others should. They sit in a corner crying over the littlest of things, and may stop everything in their tracks to delve “a little deeper”. They feel too much and take things personally.

So people walk on eggshells around them or recognize it as their Achilles heels.

Adapting Sensitivity To The World Around Us

Because I am highly perceptive and sensitive, when I was growing up, I learned how to hide my emotions and feelings, turn away from people before they turn away from me, or shut down before something or someone hurts me. Because I am already one step ahead.



Marsha Maung

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