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    I used to be far more sensitive than I am now, or perhaps I've just adapted to it. When really young, I preferred being alone or with other kids to being with adults; their emotions were too complicated and large for me to understand, and so I was just left with this huge wall of feeling that I couldn't cope with and would eventually internalize. Kids were much easier and simpler. To this day I can not and will not tolerate being around a person who takes their emotions out on others, and if I have to, I am incredibly quick to tell them, do not take your shit out on me, I have nothing to do with it. I also cannot handle toxic situations for long, and will leave a job or relationship very quickly if the people involved can't deal with their emotions in a healthy way.

    On the other hand, when it comes to personal relationships, I tend to be incredibly thick, never knowing or realizing someone is interested in me unless they actually say it. I think that's to compensate for the fact that so often people SAY one thing and DO something else. For me, if I feel something, I react in what I feel is a very predictable manner. Many times others don't, though. It made absolutely no sense to me, how they could shut their emotions down like that, and why they would want to. I still wonder, but now I just accept it and realize that if they are so unrealized, I don't really want them around me.

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    Well the way I would describe myself is that sometimes the most minute comments can make me very happy and very mad while other "larger" things don't. I also tend to get emotional charges and discharges.
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    I don't think I'm hypersensitive, but some my past actions would probably say otherwise. For example, I can sit through violent movies without having a problem because I know it's fake. On the feeling side of this I can pick up other people's energy, positive or negative. That sucks because sometimes I don't know where exactly the location of the feelings are coming from.

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    2 feet rises and drops in a usually straight lined roller coaster overwhelm me profusely.

    So yes, I guess you can say I'm sensitive. Hyper sensitive? Not so much.

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    Yea I'm pretty sensitive. Under stress I'd be considered hypersensitive. It sucks. It kinda feels like being born hypersensitive is the reason I'm an INFP.

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    nah...only about a select few things i think.
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    I think it's possible to be hypersensitive without being aware of it.
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    yeah...maybe.
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    When I answered the question, I was thinking in the sensory way. I'm a Highly Sensitive Person in that way -- bright lights, too much stimulation, easy startle reflex, I can feel every fiber in every piece of clothing, I hear all the machines hum (the printer, the air flow, the fan in my computer) and am conscious of their pitch. People talking on their phones round me, I can hear every conversation. It's hard for me to concentrate after only a couple of hours because I'm burnt out already. Shopping in places where there is loud piped in music, especially if there's more than one song going on at once, I can't stay in there.

    I'm also sensitive to the emotional environment and to how other people feel. I pick it up like a sponge. If someone else is insulted or embarrassed, I get the stab in my heart and I blush right along with them. If people I work with are fighting or angry, it's debilitating to me -- it will eventually break me down to tears. If it goes on long enough, it will make my back hurt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SolitaryWalker 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.
    Yes, maybe, but not sentimental. Emotional yes but not tender. Easily moved but not gullible.

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