Being A Highly Sensitive Person Is Actually Your Superpower
Anthony V. Lombardo
June 9, 2023
A nod to the “sensitive ones.”
Punch me. I bleed.
When I was a kid, others would often say to me: “Stop being so sensitive” or “Oh, he’s a sensitive one.”
For far too long, I allowed these words to penetrate my soul, convincing myself that there was something inherently flawed with me.
But who can truly blame me? Being labeled as “sensitive” carries its fair share of challenges. For one, it probably means you give too much stock into what people think or say about you. It also means you probably really feel your feelings. You’re likely highly aware of yourself, others, and your surroundings.
This often leads to unnecessary concerns and worries.
However, in the midst of this perceived weakness lies a profound strength. For being a “sensitive one” means that you are a deep thinker.
A soul deeply attuned to the intricate subtleties of life.
It likely means you see things that others miss—perceiving the hidden treasures that lie in plain sight.
Being “a sensitive one” makes you better at your work. High sensitivity actually breeds high creativity.
It means you create from your soul.
You take the time to absorb and process rather than rushing to a decision.
Chances are, you see the world differently, allowing you to see beyond the surface, and express yourself in ways that defy convention.
So yes, while being sensitive can be a challenge, it is also a superpower. It can be the secret to your success, the key to unlocking your true potential if you choose to lean into it.
In fact, being sensitive is not a weakness to be hidden or overcome; it is a force that brings us back to our humanity. It compels us to be compassionate, to extend mercy and understanding, and to wield strength born not from brute force, but from genuine care for others. It calls upon us to think before we speak, to savor the fragrance of flowers, and listen intently to the melodious chirping of birds.
Sensitivity is actually an expression of divinity.
It’s what causes us to become easily enamored and distracted by beauty — yet too conscious of pain and suffering.
To be a “sensitive one,” simply means to be captivated by the boundless wonder of existence itself and all the experiences it offers.
So, the next time someone attempts to belittle or trivialize your sensitivity, rise above their shallow understanding. Embrace it as a badge of honor, for it is through our sensitivity that we become warriors of empathy, champions of compassion, and artisans of beauty.