The sports category has moved to a new website.

6 signs that you are a highly sensitive person

And it's okay to be so

Girl crying(VideoBlocks)

Do you feel more affected by things that other people don’t seem to care about? It’s probably because you are a highly sensitive person(HPS).

In case you are wondering if you fall into this bracket, here are some signs of a highly sensitive person:

1. You cry more often

Crying does not mean that you are emotionally weak. It only means that you feel things more intensely than the average person. If you feel the urge to cry more often, you are a highly sensitive person.

ADVERTISEMENT

ALSO READ: 8 clear signs you are a difficult person to deal with

2. You easily get hurt

We all get hurt at some point. However, some people get hurt more than others. If you easily get hurt even when other people feel like you have no reason to be hurt, you are a sensitive person.

3. You have difficulties accepting criticism

ADVERTISEMENT

No one is perfect and we are bound to make mistakes in life. Positive and negative criticism are also part of life and how you deal with it really matters. If you find it difficult to accept criticism even when it’s given in a constructive manner, means you could be a very sensitive person.

4. You absorb other people’s emotions

A highly sensitive person is also highly empathetic. On top of it, they are good readers of people’s moods and they can read what other people can’t. Then, they absorb so much of what others feel until they end up suffering from emotional exhaustion.

5. You can’t stand violence

ADVERTISEMENT

Not even in the movies. A highly sensitive person abhors anything cruel, violent, unkind or gruesome whether it’s real or just an image.

6. You think deeply

Highly sensitive people think deeply about the things happening around them even when it’s something that doesn’t seem like a big deal to the average person.

7. You abhor conflict

ADVERTISEMENT

If you always make an effort to stay away from conflicts because they make you sick, you could also fall into this bracket.

JOIN OUR PULSE COMMUNITY!

Unblock notifications in browser settings.
ADVERTISEMENT

Eyewitness? Submit your stories now via social or:

Email: news@pulselive.co.ke

Recommended articles

5 important reasons architects install air condition vents on buildings

5 important reasons architects install air condition vents on buildings

3 statements you make with freeform dreadlocks

3 statements you make with freeform dreadlocks

Family jealousy: Why some parents envy their own children

Family jealousy: Why some parents envy their own children

Here's what happens at Nairobi's Otamatsuri anime convention

Here's what happens at Nairobi's Otamatsuri anime convention

Kenyan businessman in U.S. to pay employees Sh68M for violations

Kenyan businessman in U.S. to pay employees Sh68M for violations

Why 4.2-magnitude earth Tremors should worry Kenyans

Why 4.2-magnitude earth Tremors should worry Kenyans

Healthy Sleep and the Fight Against Insomnia: Basic recommendations

Healthy Sleep and the Fight Against Insomnia: Basic recommendations

Body changes to expect with reduced stress & improved mood

Body changes to expect with reduced stress & improved mood

Understanding Multiple Myeloma: Causes, symptoms and treatment

Understanding Multiple Myeloma: Causes, symptoms and treatment

ADVERTISEMENT