Quotes For Highly Sensitive People: HSP Quotes
If you consider yourself a highly sensitive person, you know how isolating that can feel. Even though HSPs make up about 20 percent of the population, it can be hard to relate to many non-HSPs. Quotes can make you feel less alone and like someone actually understands you. I know many of these quotes have helped me to feel like I am not alone in my struggles. Quotes have even helped me to realize that being a highly sensitive person is a gift.
Enjoy these quotes and share this post with your fellow HSPs! Which one is your favorite? Let me know in the comments below!
1. “For a highly sensitive person, a drizzle feels like a monsoon.”
2. “Highly sensitive beings suffer more but they also love harder…”
“…dream wider and experience deeper horizons and bliss. When you’re sensitive, you’re alive in every sense of this word in this wildly beautiful world. Sensitivity is your strength. Keep soaking in the light and spreading it to others.”
— Victoria Erickson
3. “We try to be like others. But that leads to our becoming overaroused and distressed.”
“We are a package deal, however. Our trait of sensitivity means we will also be cautious, inward, needing extra time alone. Because people without the trait (the majority) do not understand that, they see us as timid, shy, weak, or that greatest sin of all, unsociable. Fearing these labels, we try to be like others. But that leads to our becoming overaroused and distressed. Then that gets us labeled neurotic or crazy, first by others and then by ourselves.”
― Elaine N. Aron, The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You
4. “Am I too sensitive to be in this world?”
“How do you ever explain the feelings of anxiety and paralyzing fear? I can’t answer those questions. It’s just a feeling of ‘Am I crazy? Am I too sensitive to be in this world?’ A feeling that the world is just too complicated for me right now, and I don’t feel like I belong here. But it passes, and fortunately today I feel blessed for all the good things in my life.”
― Winona Ryder
5. “I’m extremely-extremely sensitive. I can cry at the drop of a hat…Anything upsets me. I cry all the time. I cry when I’m happy too.”
― Mandy Moore
6. “Being a sensitive empath is a beautiful thing as an artist…”
“I am very sensitive to the interactions I have with people. Whether it’s a momentary glance in an elevator, or a deep philosophical conversation over dinner, or a brush-by in a café, I feel (sometimes exhaustingly) attuned and affected by the subtle exchanges that pass seemingly benignly between us as human ships. Being a sensitive empath is a beautiful thing as an artist, and it fosters a deep burning curiosity about why we do the things we do.”
― Alanis Morissette
7. “There is nothing wrong with you if there are times you get weighed down by the heaviness of the suffering in the world.”
― Rachel Samson
8. “Highly sensitive people learned early in life to try to control the external world as a way to attempt to manage their inner one.”
― Sheryl Paul
9. “Everything I experience hits me deep, raw, and intense. As an empath, I feel the energy of myself and others. As I age, this ability only grows deeper and stranger.”
― Sylvester McNutt III
10. “Even a moderate and familiar stimulation like a day at work can cause a highly sensitive person to need quiet by evening.”
― Elaine N. Aron, The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You
11. “I can’t stand chaos. I hate loud environments. Art makes me cry. No, I’m not crazy; I’m a textbook example of a highly sensitive person.”
— Anne Marie Crosthwaite, You’re Not Crazy, You’re a Highly Sensitive Person
12. “It seems my heart is made of tissue paper; I wish the world would handle it more delicately.”
― Richelle E. Goodrich
13. “The highly sensitive person has an important mission…”
“The highly sensitive person has an important mission, which is to serve as a balance to the more aggressive behavior of some of the non-HSPs who advocate a less than nurturing policy toward humans, animals, and Mother Nature.”
― Ted Zeff, The Highly Sensitive Person’s Survival Guide: Essential Skills for Living Well in an Overstimulating World
21 Signs That You Are Indeed A Highly Sensitive Person
Have you ever been told you’re too sensitive?
To just get over it?
Have you ever been out to eat at a restaurant with your friends and suddenly felt super overwhelmed? Rationally, you were having fun. But suddenly, the 32 TVs blaring, the fluorescent lights, the drink you’re sipping, the collective noise all hit you at once and you HAD to get out of there.
Do you suffer from anxiety or depression?
Have you been called annoying, dramatic, or even crazy?
I feel you. I am you.
You’re not annoying. Or dramatic. Or crazy.
You might just be highly sensitive.
You might be familiar with these terms or you might be thinking, “well isn’t being highly sensitive the same thing as too sensitive?” “Does that mean I should just get over it after all?”
Being highly sensitive is an amazing gift, even if sometimes it feels like a curse. In fact, about 20% of the population can be considered highly sensitive. Elaine Aron first shared research about highly sensitive people and I personally am so grateful for that! I've been able to find out so much more about myself.
Here are some of the ways to know if you might be highly sensitive. This is a quick highly sensitive person test. You might say a resounding “YES” to everything on this list or just a few:
So, what now? Do you recognize yourself as a highly sensitive person (HSP)? Do you see it in someone you love like your child, your partner or your best friend?
I’ve got you! As someone who is an HSP and an INFJ personality type, I’ve developed some tools to share with you to cope when things get rough and to start to LOVE yourself and the fact that you’ve been given this gift. I've developed a course that will help you Find Your Magic as a Highly Sensitive Person! I've also created workbooks for HSPs with anxiety and am a HSP coach.
I’ll teach you:
How to Manage Your Energy as a Highly Sensitive Person
Guest post by: Lauren Littlewood
With every month of 2020 feeling like the next level of Jumanji, it has been harder than normal to find mental balance as a HSP. I personally have had more panic attacks than normal, have had an eating disorder relapse due to quarantine weight gain, have lost my temper more often and have spent an insane amount of time on social media and YouTube to try and escape my reality. In a nutshell, 2020 has been a bit of hell in a handbasket.
When you seen images of healthcare workers busting their butts or protests across the country, that alone is enough to break any person's heart. Then you add all the deaths and politics and it is just too much to handle. Those around us that are not as sensitive are even having a hard time with the world today.
So how can we learn to manage our energy and help our loved ones struggling to do the same, when the world feels like it is going to collapse?
By taking a holistic approach to your life you can learn how to improve your vibes and live with greater ease in these troubling times. In life in general we are still going to struggle and have a wrench thrown in the cogwheels of our day from time to time but with these tips we might be able to maintain balance more easily.
First, we must look at the information we are consuming. I originally built my Instagram around people who made me feel happy and inspired but I have found even they have taken to making their pages into more of a social activism page now than when it was just cute yoga pictures.
Choosing to continue following people that make you feel good or people you give you valuable information that you can act upon is one way of balancing energies. We obviously want to learn more about how we can help make positive changes in the world but social media feeds that constantly note everything that sucks about the world and is not informative or action driven is just another energy vampire in your life. In addition, we need to monitor the news we are consuming. Are we getting the highlights to stay informed in our ever-changing year of chaos or is it just feeding our personal anxieties? If you are spending more than an hour a day on news outlets and you are not getting paid to do so, then stop! What we put in our heads matter and the amount of content matters.
Second, what are we consuming… literally. The food we eat has two avenues. It increases inflammation or decreases it. The inflammation in your body affects just about everything in your body. Everything is connected! Emotional eating tends to be the increasing type… unless you tend to crave kale. If so, then rock on and ignore this part.
When we eat highly processed food or food that have felt pain and stress, i.e. animal foods, we take on that energy. Slow and sluggish like processed junk food or fearful and panicked like the animal in which your food did. Many people don’t realize this, but the energy of food is real and makes a bigger impact than you can imagine. Don’t believe me? Spend one week eating a whole food plant-based diet and just see. You positive energy will be up and your FML feeling will be down. Feeding your body, feeds your mind.
Third, create happy chemicals in your brain. This can take many forms. My personal routes are drawing, running and yoga. Yes, you can create happiness with things that don’t require you to get off the couch. Sing! Dance alone in your room! Make a painting of your feelings or of what you want to be feeling. Do something that makes you vibe and don’t feel guilty for it.
Fourth, take some action. If there is something that is really bothering you, then take some action to stop it. Use your sensitivity for the greater good. Sign petitions, make a petition, donate time or money to a cause you care about. Just by making a small action you can alleviate some of your suffering by helping relieve someone else’s.
Fifth, get that shit out! Sometimes you can do everything right, but you just can’t stop feeling all the feels. When that happens, get it out. Feeling left inside will fester and repeat. Journaling is in my opinion the best way to get them out especially, for those who struggle to get the words out of their mouth. Write everything you feel, ignore grammar and spelling, throw decorum out the window. If you worry someone is going to read it then burn it. Burn it and all those negative feelings with it. Release them to the great beyond.
I sincerely hope that this holistic approach to managing your energies is helpful to you. Remember that your sensitivity is a superpower not a curse. When you find a way to balance it, that’s when you can find your magic.
Lauren's Bio: As a child I was a very sensitive person and very empathetic towards everyone and everything. This is probably why I because a vegan, a therapist, a yoga instructor and a health coach. Through my life I have struggled with rage issues, anxiety issues and depression. I have learned many techniques to overcome these issues which I love to share with others. If we are not lifting each other up, then what are we here for?
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