Things You Have To Know If You’re Dating A Highly Sensitive Person

  As a sensitive person, what i can say, being sensitive comes with its own highs and lows. It isn’t all bad. There are even some significant benefits. People say we are emotional, but maybe we just feel things. We reflect on things more than everyone else. It’s like we were born missing a protective layer of skin that others seem to have.

Here are a few things to keep in mind about your highly sensitive loved ones.

  • Understand if they take something personally, and learn from what you said or did. Telling them not to take things personally will affect them even more. They are very emotionally aware.
  • They are highly sensitive to criticism in general. Criticism is incredibly distressing. Any kind of criticism, even seemingly constructive comments, upsets themAs a result, they tend to avoid anything that may cause those feelings of shame. They have reactions to criticism that are more intense than less other people.
  • They are very sensitive to loud people and easily get irritated by smells too.
  • They’re going to cry. They will react more in a situation. When they’re happy, when they’re sad and when they’re angry. That’s because highly sensitive people just naturally feel more deeply and react accordingly.
  • Speak softly, use your indoor voice. Too much noise is really painful for them.
  • Their feelings easily bruised and they worry endlessly about hurting other people.
  • They have above-average manners and are also highly conscientious people. Because of this, they’re more likely to be considerate and exhibit good manners — and are also more likely to notice when someone else isn’t being conscientious. They always notice when people say “please”, “thank you,”and “sorry”.
  • They are irritated by things easily, and are pretty honest about it.
  • Most of sensitives really love art. It’s a way of healing because for them art is spiritual, entertaining, and calming. Try to accept it, rather than telling them to love something else.
  • Not all of them are introverts. (But i am introvert)
  • Little things mean a lot to them. e.g cute text, tight hug, holding hand, kisses on the forehead : you name it. These little things occupy the biggest part of their heart.
  • Most of them are loyal and love deeply. They should be treasured.
  • They can also hate passionately. They have the ability to hate, or at least dislike passionately, too. If you hurt, offend or betray one of these people they will feel it deeply and are not likely to forget, even if they do eventually forgive.
  • It’s important not to push them around. Because that overwhelms them.
  • They are generally more intuitive when it comes to the tiny nuances. If you normally end each text message with an exclamation point and lately you’ve been using a period, you better believe they’ll pick up on it.
  • They enjoy listening to songs with meaningful lyrics.
  • Don’t try to cover up in front of them, they ’ll sense that you aren’t being truthful. Don’t be afraid to reach out to use them when you need a shoulder to lean on. Their overly-empathetic nature allows them to be excellent listeners when you need it.
  • Be a good listener. They are very good at listening. So you should do the same. When they have something to say, just sit and listen. Don’t try to offer immediate advice, don’t interrupt, and don’t act like you’ve got somewhere to be.
  • Don’t argue about something you believe. Having to think about something they don’t believe in can be a very painful thought for them to have.
  • They get annoyed when people try to get them to do too many things at once.
  • They will be very likely to point out something that needs to be improved. Take it as a compliment.
  • A joke at their expense sometimes just isn’t a joke to them.
  • Most of them are very observant, and are not judgmental in the slightest. Let them make observations. This is how they make sense of the world around them. Sometimes it’s easier for them to let go of what others think of them, and to think of those around them. They may love to read articles about certain groups of people online, and it’s necessary for them. They need answers to their curiosity. Especially since they are so in tune with other peoples emotions.
  • They avoid and deeply dislike confrontation of any kind.
  • If you work with them, don’t try to chat while they are really focused on a project. They focus best when they are in tune with their own thoughts. Basically, they only focus on one thing at a time. 
  • They startle easily and are more affected by pain than others.
  • They get rattled when they have a lot to do in a short amount of time.
  • They bothered by intense stimuli, like loud noises or chaotic scenes.
  • They like to take their time, and not overload themselves with too many activities. They become unpleasantly aroused when a lot is going on around them.
  • They are highly in tune with other peoples emotions, as well our own, and are aware if one isn’t happy. Emotional environments tend to affect them deeply.

And last but not lease,

  • Way to love them is to support them. Try not to shame them for their sensitivity. Tell them it’s okay to feel the way they do. 🙂

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