Even if it's not surprising that HSPs have these reactions, how little has been said about it.
I would become so emotional yet he chose to stay by my side through thick and thin making sure I am standing up again. Not only he is kinda like me (a bit sensitive) but he can be so cool and collected. S: To find the right man or boy, you must first embrace that not all can be perfect.
As a highly sensitive person, I sometimes feel like a burden to others.
Changes in plans, violent television shows, and even strong odors can completely throw HSPs for an energetic loop.
This may cause a seemingly unwarranted emotional response or create a need for withdrawal on the HSP’s part.
Emotional reactivity can cause some real, irreparable damage in the relationship. Also, the more self-aware you are, the less you project your shadow (in the Jungian sense) onto your partner. However, nobody gains by you allowing your friendships to wither and die.
Your friends are part of what keeps you unique and interesting. You are not defective in any way just because being a HSP makes you need more down-time.
Did you know that 20% of the population (same number for men as for women) are considered to be HSP?
Being highly sensitive has many benefits (rich internal life, creativity, empathy, psychic gifts etc) but HSP’s are often made to feel their sensitivity is nothing but a curse in love (especially the men) because they are misunderstood in relationships with people who do not share their sensitivity.
Ever since I met my boyfriend, I have become stronger. He doesn’t complain about how worried I am at times. He is also sensitive but thats what make us dynamic in every way. To be honest, I can say he can be a little dense but that is what made me learn. He teaches me to be strong inside despite the drama.
He did not only embrace my sensitivite side but he showed me that it’s okay to be sensitive. You know what they say at times (opposites attract.)So as an HSP, that is the kind of boyfriend I have.
And this very basic trait of sensitivity, along with the entire neglected topic of inherited temperament, are absolutely essential for that deeper knowledge.