Did you know that (it’s estimated) 10% of the population are Highly Sensitive People and just 2% are Empaths? Yes, and do you know what’s the difference between empaths and highly sensitive people? In my personal opinion, being an Empath is really like having clairsentient abilities, and a highly sensitive individual is more about enhanced sensory awareness.
Or, let me say this in the simplest way possible – empaths pick on up energy and highly sensitive people pick up on sensory stimuli. Yes, the difference is very important because those who are highly sensitive can learn to protect their energy with different mindfulness tools. But, empaths really need to learn how to harness their talents and channel them into something deeper. According to the experts, highly sensitive people are people who process sensory data more deeply than other due to biological differences in their nervous system. It is important to note that highly sensitive people are not just shy.
And remember – being a sensitive person can be seen as more of a burden than a blessing. But, sensitivity is a gift and if you learn to understand yourself and your feelings, you will find you appreciate your sensitive side more. Sensitive people have qualities that make them stronger than they realize.
Four Reasons Why Empaths and Highly Sensitive People Are Much STRONGER (Than You Realize!):
- They feel deeply
Empaths and sensitive people always feel deeply and they’re fueled by their emotions. High sensitive people always move forward and take on the world despite their emotions and past hurt. They will help others, and their egos are not their driving force in their life. Chances are, you have felt a wide range of emotions, yet you still have moved past them and learned plenty about yourself in the process.
- YES, they love with all of their hearts.
This means that once a sensitive person embraces his/her sensitivity; he/she learn to continue to keep their hearts opened to the world. And, through heartbreak, a sensitive person learns to heal with intense energy. Sensitive people use this intensity to continue loving and find themselves. They may become increasingly creative and relate to others better. Their empathy knows no boundaries when it comes to love. Despite having been hurt, sensitive people continue to want to give their love again.
- They always take the risk.
You should know that they have experienced and endured many obstacles through navigating their emotions. Well, this means that they may end up becoming risk takers, because (sometimes) they have nothing to lose. What one person sees as a challenge is nothing a person who is sensitive can not overcome.
- They are creative.
Did you know that creativity is born through sensitivity? Well yes, and you should also know that being vulnerable and open helps in the creative process. The sensitive person thrives on creation. They are the artists, musicians, poets and problem solvers of the world. Their creativity manifests in all areas of their life. They learn to embrace the unknown, while inspiring others to find their gift.
Anthon St. Maarten ~ “Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weaklings or damaged goods. To feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness; it is the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate. It is not the empath who is broken; it is a society that has become dysfunctional and emotionally disabled. There is no shame in expressing your authentic feelings.”