I have certainly mentioned in the past my tendency towards introversion and the fact that I find it to be emotionally overwhelming and quite exhausting, at times, to interact with large groups of people. I feel much more comfortable and considerably more nourished by spending quiet time with smaller groups of individuals, or even just one on one.
As I’m growing in this Life, though, despite the exhaustion that social interaction can employ, I do find that I am enjoying my socialization quite a bit. I have a dear heart and truly love people. I FEEL people ~ I am highly sensitive, which is why the positive aspects of engaging and participating with others affect me so much.
“Like the rest of the highly sensitive population (approximately 10%) I feel things more than others. Highly sensitive people are empathic; they feel and absorb the energy and emotions of others in a sometimes visceral way. Highly intuitive, they have a level of compassion and awareness that drives them to want to help others and be of service in the world. The saying, “I feel your pain” is very real to them.
Thanks to the social conditioning, disconnect and numbing that often stigmatize feelings and emotions, we “sensitive” folks become fearful of having any at all. But without the awareness of our feelings, we’re disconnected from our inner GPS, and are therefore cut off from knowing what’s best for us, affecting everything from the choices we make with our food, relationships, to what job we should take. The highly sensitive person has no choice but to feel.”
I am empathic. I have no choice but to feel, and feel deeply, in every way.
“The truth is that being highly sensitive is being highly evolved.”
So maybe not all introverts are feelers…
I am honored to feel you. Can you feel me?