Over Sensitivity

By M.Farouk Radwan, MSc.

over sensitivity defined

Over sensitivity is the trait that lets you become overly affected by an external influence that can hardly affect normal people. For example not being able to tolerate Constructive criticism that other people normally tolerate is a sign of over sensitivity.

In order to know if you are an over sensitive person see if your answer to most of those questions were yes:

  • Do you get hurt by some words or comments that are told to you about your personality?
  • Are you unable to tolerate criticism?
  • Do you hate loud noise or loud music?
  • Do you feel other people's pain and suffering more than anyone else?
  • Are you slim or is your body smaller in size than the body of your peers? (The Ectomorph body type, 99% of the time very sensitive)
  • Do you stop for more than three minutes when you see an accident in the street in order to watch it?
  • Do you find it very hard to tolerate high or low temperatures?
  • Do you find it very hard to gain muscles by working out?
  • Do you have lots of mood swings as a result of small events?

The life of an over sensitive person

If your answers were yes to most of the previous questions then most probably you are an over sensitive person. The life of an over sensitive person is much different than the life of other people.

The over sensitive person feels the pain in an exaggerated way and so has problems tolerating life difficulties. The over sensitive person forms anchors or associations faster than anybody else. For example if he had a real bad experience in a different country that he visited then after he gets back he may hate the country as a whole because he associated the pain he felt with the place.

over sensitivity and mood swings

Over sensitive people are more likely to have bad moods, to get depressed and to be moody because their mode changes whenever any small event happens.

An emotionally sensitive person is like a fragile person or a person who should be handled with care. The biggest problem is that most people don't have enough knowledge to realize that they are dealing with an emotionally sensitive person and so they may cause him a lot of pain without realizing this.

A good thing that you can do if you were over sensitive is to use the technique called "locking the emotions" in order to extend the periods where you feel happy. Read this article to know how to do it.

Over sensitivity and breakups

Over sensitive people may have a hard time getting over the person they loved simply because they feel the pain that results from a breakup in an exaggerated way.

In my book "how to get over anyone in few days" i described how can small actions like stopping listening to romantic songs, burning the old pictures and preventing yourself from visiting the places you both used to go to together can help you recover fast even if you were an over sensitive person.

If you are an over sensitive person and if you have any problems getting over someone then make sure you check out this guide.

you are not bad!!

There are many good things about being emotionally sensitive person. First An emotionally sensitive person feels people’s suffering more than anyone else and so in most cases he tends to be a nice and friendly person.

Emotionally sensitive people usually have creative abilities and that's why they sometimes excel at arts or poetry.

Over sensitivity and Emotional wounds

If you tried to put some water on a fresh wound you will experience pain, that’s because when we develop a wound we tend to become over sensitive to factors that didn’t use to harm us before.

The same goes with emotional wounds. Being rejected as a child, lacking self confidence and having self image problems are all examples of unhealed wounds that can make you over sensitive to things that others don’t notice. If you want to know more about emotional wounds then read this article.

dealing with over sensitivity

There are many ways that can help you deal with your over sensitivity but most of them stem from one source which is changing your way of thinking and your perception of situations.

After all even if you are an over sensitive person you still won't feel bad after experiencing a situation before you give it a certain meaning. If you managed to change your way of thinking you will be able to reap the benefits of emotional sensitivity and avoid its drawbacks.

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