I chatted with a lovely friend yesterday who like me is a Highly Sensitive Person and he was kind of seeing it as a curse. He wants a relationship and sees this as a barrier. So, Firstly, I'd like to remind him, me and any other HSPs:
Sensitivity is a beautiful thing
You can be more aware of things
Of people's feelings
And it can be GREAT for a relationship!
I was recently told I am flirty (I am?!) and very bubbly.
But as though it is a bad thing.
Well, I say:
I now use a tiny bit of that flirting when I am asking for help and I think it works ;-)
(Not TOO much, I AM married, after all!)
The bubbliness is something some people DO appreciate.
want to start a business and I don't have a business background
I have attracted great resources, contacts who are helping me and I am learning a lot.
So I'm choosing to see these as strengths!
Well, I agree with your friend, that being highly sensitive is a huge barrier/curse to personal and romantic relationships. Yes, it helps me immensely in my work. However, I am ready for a life consisting of more than just my job. I just got dumped from a relationship yesterday. Yes, it is fresh on my mind, but over and over I go through this. People tell me to "just get over it," "God has better things/men in store for you", "It is all for the best" However, the intensity of the pain is crippling. If it weren't for alcohol and medication I would be non-functioning. How is this a blessing? I feel like an idiot savant. I don't know how to turn my emotions on and off. I don't know how to make myself not care. All I know is the pain of breaking up is too intense for me to deal with!
I would welcome any specific comments on how this will benefit my social life and help me life a more fulfilled, balanced life.