Individuals who lack self-awareness don't understand their impact on others. When people say things like: "You're too sensitive," or "Stop being so sensitive," I can almost guarantee that someone is in the process of being hurt in some way. It usually happens like this:
- Person one says something rude to person two.
- Person two gets upset.
- Person one says, "You're too sensitive."
Being sensitive is a good thing, it means that you're in touch with your feelings and you're able to express them, and that's why it makes people who aren't well-versed in dealing with emotions uncomfortable. Most people run screaming when they experience an uncomfortable feeling inside themselves or coming from someone else, and they'll do anything to get away from it.
I love connecting with people who value self-awareness because they know what it's like to experience the world through heightened emotions. It doesn't mean they don't use their brains, it just shows they're extra intuitive and perceptive about their environment.
If you're a sensitive person, that's great. Keep experiencing your feelings and encouraging others to do the same. After all, we're all thinking, feeling beings. What are your ideas on being sensitive?