I never thought I needed to explain my high sensitivity. If something bothered or irritated me that I was very “sensitive” to, I would let that person know I wasn’t happy.
Sometimes I handled it in a proper and calm way and explained why something bothered me. I didn’t mention my sensitivity.
More times than I’d like to admit, I didn’t handle it in a civilized manner. If someone commented that I was “too sensitive” about something, I would retort “yes I am sensitive, and I don’t like what you said”, in a not so nice tone of voice. I would then explain what was bothering me. Hey, I never said I was perfect! Although we HSPs try to be. Why is that? (more…)