The biggest surprise of learning that I am a highly sensitive person is realizing how much of my emotional overwhelm was due to empathy. We see empaths as ultimately compassionate, understanding people. But before I learned to cultivate my "gift," I was just really grouchy!
Two great books to read on this, if you haven't already, are Quiet, and The Highly Sensitive Person.
However, these books address things more from a psychological perspective, not a spiritual one.
Most people who are quiet, introverted, sensitive, empathic.... it's because they're spiritually and intuitively awake, in a world that is Not Always In Tune with this sensibility.
I like to look at it from a spiritual perspective; this makes more sense to me, than psychology or personal characteristics alone.
We're human, but we're also Divine.
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