According to recent studies, 20% of us are highly sensitive people. That means, first of all, that it’s not a personality disorder. It’s a good and normal trait which the insensitive use to label us as inferior or weaker to them. Of course, because we sensitive people tend to be introspective, we may be apt to agree with them. But their claims are simply not true! The fact of the matter is that those who study highly sensitive people find they contribute more to their families, their work teams, and society in general than the insensitive. That is because their sensitivity makes them more compassionate to others, keen observers of their circumstances, and more apt to find creative solutions to problems than hard-driving Type A personalities who mow others down in their mad push for success.
So now that we know the truth, we who are highly sensitive need to embrace our God-given gift and learn how to use it to bless those around. Likewise, those without it, must learn to respect and recruit the highly sensitive for the contributions they can make to the workplace, the family, and the Kingdom of God. Jesus assured us in Matthew 5:3-10.
“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God.
Blessed are they who are persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”
With all that in mind, let me suggest two excellent resources for those who are in need of additional understanding and growth in this area. First, a well-resourced book —
Second, a fascinating explanation of the value of this personality trait by the author –https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=The+Highly+Sensitive+Person+Elaine+Aron&qft=%2bfilterui%3amsite-youtube.com&view=detail&mid=DD65244F312147E33FF1DD65244F312147E33FF1&FORM=VRDGAR
Finally, for those who’d like to watch, rent, or buy the movie “Sensitive: The Untold Story,” featuring the author and a well-known Highly Sensitive Person, songwriter Alannis Morisette – click on this http://sensitive-theuntoldstory.vhx.tv/
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