Being A Sensitive Person Is Not A Weakness
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Being A Sensitive Person Is Not A Weakness

You are NOT weak, let me tell you why.

Being A Sensitive Person Is Not A Weakness
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Ever since I was a little girl, I remember people telling me that I was sensitive. It's not that this adjective was wrong in describing me- no not at all. What is wrong is the notion that someone who is sensitive is considered weak, spineless, or for the fellas that cry a little more than usual, not manly.

As a child being sensitive is okay, but why is that once you reach year 10, there is suddenly "no reason cry." Quite frankly, I think this is the time and years after are where you have heaps to cry about. Puberty, friends, you didn't get that job, maybe you experienced your first ever heartbreak. Whatever the case is, crying is a completely natural and healthy way to express your emotions. Yes, sensitive people tend to cry a lot more and overthink mistakes for far too long after they're made. Sure, we don't do well with confrontation and try to make people happy before our own selves, but why is that a bad thing?

So if you're like me and have been trying to desensitize yourself with little to no success, it's time to own your sensitivity and be happy doing it. There are actually several reasons that being a sensitive soul is a good thing!

You have a huge capacity for empathy which probably makes you kick-ass friend. Since we feel more deeply about things we are able to comfort our friends or loved ones in the best way. This ability also comes into play during feel good moments. When you have that Soy Chai Latte that was made so perfect it creates such a sense of joy and gratitude. Having a deep conversation or even nice weather can set you on cloud 9! Being sensitive also means you're probably a creative person. You have to have some outlet to convey all of these emotions that are running through your veins. I bet you paint a phenomenal painting or write touching poems, don't you?

See, being sensitive is a lot better and more colorful than people realize. So you keep being sensitive and strong (yes, you can use those words in the same sentence). You're probably doing great at this crazy thing called, life!

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