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View Poll Results: NFs only, do you consider yourself hypersensitive?

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    I'm not generally hypersensitive, but I can be if I'm stressed and/or pulled in a lot of different directions. I am VERY sensitive and aware of people's (often understated) emotional states, though I am not terribly vulnerable to absorbing them myself.
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    I protest the "hyper". I'm sensitive to layers of meaning, values, emotional responses etc, aware of my own thought processes and sensitive to flaws in logical reasoning. But not hyper-.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    That last line seems like a very emotionally hypersensitive response.
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    Okay, I'll be the only person here to say "yes". I am hypersensitive. Particularly to sensory details like sounds and visual motion. But, I have been known to be overly sensitive to other people's emotions. I can find it hard to be around people who are upset or ranting for long periods of time; the same is true for people who are hyperactively happy.

    In all of these cases, if I haven't been sleeping well or eating well or feeling well, I have an anxiety attack from the massive amount of input.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brendan View Post
    "Hyper" means "overly."
    I'd agree with that. The way I used that word made it sound like --sensitive to an undesirably high degree.

    Highly sensitive would have been more representative of what I had in mind.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueWing View Post
    I'd agree with that. The way I used that word made it sound like --sensitive to an undesirably high degree.

    Highly sensitive would have been more representative of what I had in mind.
    That'd probably make me vote yes instead of no.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueWing View Post
    Would you call yourself hypersensitive?

    Sensitivity implies acute awareness of an entity, so in this case I have in mind an acute awareness of emotion.
    No I wouldn't. Well...it's all relative. I seem to be more sensitive than most people I know show evidence of, but pretty often when dealing with STJs especially I'm totally stumped. I guess I can only really be sensitive to people to the extent that I can recognize myself in them. Fortunately most emotions seem to be universal, but that doesn't always help you recognize which emotions are being triggered by what events. My emotions tend to run pretty slow, whereas many people can blow up at the drop of a hat. Or they can wander past moments of piercing poignance without even pausing to consider. So I guess I'm not as sensitive as I'd like, but I could be worse.

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    I'm a bit sensitive to hyperactivity. Does that count?

    The more I get to know people, the more I find that most people have certain things they focus their sensitivity into. Some people with a really tough exterior will have something they consider hands-off and if you intrude there, their reaction is way over the top. That type of thing seems really common to people in general. It's largely what makes human interactions so complicated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueWing View Post
    Highly sensitive would have been more representative of what I had in mind.
    Yeah. I'd vote yes to that.
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    I'm not certain how to answer the question because it does seem I feel things rather deeply, but I do not want to be treated as a very sensitive person. I can endure a great deal and that is what i value in myself. I am tough, moreso than many people would guess. If I'm overly sensitive to something, I don't want anyone to know about that.
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