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9 signs you're more sensitive than other people

INSIDER Logo By Lauren Schumacker of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 10: People are different and react to things differently, internally and externally. Though some people never seem to be bothered or negatively affected by anything that happens or that people say to them, others have a much more difficult time doing that.Sensitivity and introversion aren't the same,Julie Bjelland, LMFT, a psychotherapist and consultant that specializes in sensitivity and the author of "Brain Training for the Highly Sensitive Person, Techniques to Reduce Anxiety and Overwhelming Emotions," told INSIDER."Different cultures have different views on sensitivity," Bjelland said. "Often in the United States, we don't tend to value sensitivity as much as we should. So sensitive people feel misunderstood and undervalued and yet can contribute in incredibly important ways. This is an important trait of the species and offers many advantages."If you think that you might be more sensitive than other people, or that someone else in your life might be, knowing the signs to look for and how to help make them feel understood can help you interact with them better - and make them feel seen.

People are different and react to things differently, internally and externally. Though some people never seem to be bothered or negatively affected by anything that happens or that people say to them, others have a much more difficult time doing that.

Sensitivity and introversion aren't the same,Julie Bjelland, LMFT, a psychotherapist and consultant that specializes in sensitivity and the author of "Brain Training for the Highly Sensitive Person, Techniques to Reduce Anxiety and Overwhelming Emotions," told INSIDER.

"Different cultures have different views on sensitivity," Bjelland said. "Often in the United States, we don't tend to value sensitivity as much as we should. So sensitive people feel misunderstood and undervalued and yet can contribute in incredibly important ways. This is an important trait of the species and offers many advantages."

If you think that you might be more sensitive than other people, or that someone else in your life might be, knowing the signs to look for and how to help make them feel understood can help you interact with them better - and make them feel seen.

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