Do you see yourself a victim of your high sensitivity? I don’t and never have. This post isn’t meant to talk you out of your feelings about yourself, but to give you a new perspective.
I always felt like I was different, but I couldn’t understand why and what the cause was. Eight years ago I went to a class called “Are you a highly sensitive person?”. I always knew that I was a sensitive person, but I never heard of the term of being a highly sensitive person. I had a compelling need to attend this class!
This class was a real eye opener for me! I finally discovered the reason for me feeling and being different. I wasn’t crazy! What a relief! I was free to be myself and to work with my high sensitivity rather than against it.
I’m on the high side of being highly sensitive. I answered “true” to almost all of Elaine Aron’s test questions.
A majority of the people who attended the class felt that they were cursed or had something wrong with them. Again, I felt relieved that I found out this important information about myself.
I gathered more information about this subject and I gained self-confidence. So much so that I wrote a book, Making Sense of Your High Sensitivity, about my life as a highly sensitive person and the lessons that I’ve learned. I even used my real name as the author!
Before and after my discovery of being a highly sensitive person, I never felt of being a victim of my sensitivity. I do have challenges like everyone else, but I don’t blame or use my high sensitivity as an excuse for not doing what I want or need to do.
A big advantage of being highly sensitive is that you can experience life more deeply and therefore live life more fully. I’ve been self-employed for many years, have been married for many years, and have a very successful daughter
that I’m extremely proud of.
Again, there are many challenges to being highly sensitive, but I’m happy and proud to be who I am and how I’ve turned out to be. I feel that I’m still evolving and growing. I don’t feel like I’m a victim of anything! The good and bad choices that I’ve made have determined my destiny so far in my life.
Do you see yourself a victim of your high sensitivity? The choice is yours. Please choose wisely.
I’m interested in any thoughts or comments that you have.