Friday, 17 April 2015
O Is For Over-Sensitive
For as long as I remember people have been saying to me "Stop being so over-sensitive Kelly" or "You're too sensitive Kelly!". Being sensitive was always deemed to be a bad thing - a weakness.
Many years later I am now slowly beginning to see being sensitive as an asset, being sensitive connects me to people and I now meet more people who are just as sensitive as me by revealing my sensitivity and accepting it.
Being sensitive gives other people permission to be human and allows vulnerability. And being vulnerable is slowly becoming known as a strength as more writers and teachers are speaking of it as a strength.
Sensitivity can help empathy grow. We can be sensitive in a way that people relate to and feel heard and acknowledged.