Do you ever feel like you’re always overwhelmed with emotions? Have you ever walked into a room full of people and then felt really strange without even knowing why? Do you realize what someone else is feeling even before they tell you about it? If the answer to any of these questions is a straight up ‘yes’, then you might be an extremely sensitive person.
You might be in the minority, but always remember that you’re not alone. Not many people are aware of this but high levels of sensitivity are caused by a specific gene in our body, known as ‘empaths’. Around 15 to 20 % people in the world carry this gene which leaves them extremely emotional and sensitive.
For people like these, life can be tough. Not only do they have to deal with their own disruptive emotions all the time, they also have to clarify themselves to people who start believing that they’re just a mess.
Here are 23 signs to know that you’re not a mess, you’re just an extremely sensitive person:
You feel what the people around you are feeling
Not only are you sensitive towards your own life, you also feel sensitive towards other people’s emotions. This sometimes reaches the extent where you can actually feel exactly what they’re feeling. You might enter a room and instantly get a sense of what the people around you are feeling without even having to talk to them.
You easily get tired
You tend to always take on everyone else’s emotions as well as your own. This is the reason why you start feeling drained whenever you are around other people for long periods of time. You are usually completely burned out by the end of the day. - Continue reading on next page