Confessions of a Sensitive Person

I’ve heard it many times: “Don’t be so sensitive.”

Sensitivity is painted as a flaw; something that needs to change. How I see it, sensitivity evokes more empathy towards others and causes you to feel more deeply. I’ve always been a sensitive person. It’s something that, at times, I’ve wished I could change. Because, being sensitive in an insensitive world can be really tough.

If you’re a sensitive person, you will probably relate to the confessions listed below. If you wouldn’t define yourself as “sensitive”, perhaps this will help you understand people in your life who are.

  • I take things to heart.
  • Encouragement is everything.
  • Lack of encouragement is really hard on me. I feed off of verbal affirmation.
  • I remember hurtful things. It doesn’t mean I don’t forgive, it just means it takes awhile to forget.
  • My feelings are more easily hurt.
  • A rude comment can often really put a damper on my day.
  • I cry easily.
  • Seeing other people cry can make me cry.

In order to make it in this world, I have had to learn how to cope with my sensitivity. It’s definitely a work in progress. People can be harsh, thoughtless, and rude. I’ve really been working on letting things roll of my shoulders and letting things go. Standing up for myself and speaking my mind has really helped.

God made me a sensitive person. He didn’t “mess up” on me. I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Through my sensitivity, He is teaching me to rely on HIM for affirmation, to receive joy in HIM, to seek only HIS approval, to bring everything back to HIM for His glory.

Author: Julia

My name is Julia and my name means "youthful." I believe in imagination. I believe in spontaneous adventures, even if they are small. Here at The Youthful Home, we love a big cup of green tea, a white sundress, home cooking, and a whole lot of Jesus. We invite likeminded friends to visit and stay awhile. Welcome to The Youthful Home.

2 thoughts on “Confessions of a Sensitive Person”

  1. I can totally relate because I’m a sensitive person too. Yes, I agree, it’s really hard especially when I keep my dissatisfaction all to myself. I only show it to my partner though and at times it annoys him… I’m in the process of balancing everything out because I personally do not want to get rid of it, that’s what makes me…me:) it’s all about balance and lots of strength! May God bless you and I pray that everything goes well with you:)

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