Sensitive people often struggle with excessive emotions, which often lead to additional analysis and the need to rework everyday situations. Vulnerability is often viewed as a weakness, but is it really one?
Table of Contents:
- What is sensitivity?
- Sensitivity – what advantages does it have?
- Sensitivity – what are its drawbacks?
- Is sensitivity a softness?
- Daria Ładocha on women’s vulnerability
- Let’s be sensitive
What is sensitivity?
Sensitivity is the way we react and feel different situations – both from everyday life and from those more acute moments. Sensitive people react overly emotionally, showing great empathy toward others. They remember more details, pay attention to the words they say – so that they do not offend the other person. They feel a strong need to build relationships and nurture them, especially with their loved ones. However, it is worth noting that sensitive people can often have problems with multitasking, stress management or assertiveness.
Sensitivity – what advantages does it have?
Sensitive people are extremely good listeners. Thanks to their developed empathy, they are able to empathize with the emotions of others and bestow understanding and support. Advising and helping others not only comes easily to them, but they also excel at it.
Sensitive people can empathize more with art. Their deep feeling for music, paintings, sculptures and artistry in the broadest sense makes them see beauty where others simply don’t. As a result, they are often artistically gifted individuals themselves.
The aforementioned analysis of the smallest situations can be both a huge advantage and disadvantage. This is related to more developed perception. If a sensitive person can see more details and remember them, he is also able to use his knowledge to solve problems and dilemmas. As a result, he directs his words more prudently, anticipating possible future situations. By focusing on communication, he avoids quarrels and interpersonal conflicts.
Sensitivity – what are its drawbacks?
Unfortunately, speaking of vulnerability, we can also detail a lot of drawbacks. First of all, feeling emotions so often and intensely can make a person overwhelmed. Feelings of fatigue, stress and overstimulation accompany sensitive people more often than others. They find it hard to separate their own emotions and feelings from those of others. They worry about other people’s affairs and try to fully engage in helping them.
Another drawback of sensitivity is overly emotional reactions to sudden negative situations. Sensitive people carry a lot of goodness and cordiality within them. Negative emotions are therefore overwhelming and incomprehensible to them. Toxic situations, on the other hand, can permanently affect their self-esteem and assertiveness. Feedback – regardless of its constructiveness – they take deeply to heart, analyzing it and trying to make the suggested changes.
Is sensitivity a softness?
Sensitivity is a remarkable power of today. It is colloquial to speak of a certain “desensitization” that has affected most of society. It’s getting harder and harder to help, listen and be understanding toward others. However, this does not apply to vulnerable people. This is probably why sensitive people are mistakenly perceived as weak. The warmth radiating from them and their desire to do good are often exploited. In contrast, less assertiveness makes it difficult for sensitive people to stop such behavior. Being a sensitive person, however, is not a softness, but an extraordinary gift. The ability to appreciate emotions, people, surroundings and art rewards any disadvantages. On the other hand, by hitting on the right people for them, they will feel winged.
Daria Ładocha on sensitivity
When asked about the meaning of the word GentleWoman, Daria Ladocha replied: “This is a woman who enjoys what she has, tries to fill every aspect of her life with goodness. Recently my daughter came over and asked me what “gentle” meant. I tried to explain it to her, after which she told me that she thought she was such a soft woman. Of course, I replied that there was no softness at all in this besides sensitivity!”
Let’s be sensitive
Sensitivity requires many sacrifices, it is one of the most beautiful human qualities. It makes the belief in goodness and pure hearts return with double force. Sensitivity is not softness or weakness. Sensitivity is love, cordiality, helping, empathy, tears and laughter. This is beauty in its pure form. Sensitivity is GentleWoman.