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9 Reasons You Should Cherish The Sensitive People You Know

9 Reasons You Should Cherish The Sensitive People You Know

Sensitive people tend to get a bad wrap. Being sensitive is usually met with negative connotations such as being over-emotional and easy to upset which, in turn, is seen to create unnecessary drama.

However, being a sensitive person has its positive sides too and it’s these traits that we need to embrace and cherish in those people in our lives who we deem as a little sensitive.

1. They’re The Most Genuine And Honest People You’ll Ever Meet

Sensitive people are hyper aware of their surroundings and how they come across to people. They have the ability to say the right things without being harsh or having the intent to upset you. They are able to be honest and genuine at the right moments giving you the best advice possible.

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2. They Will Always Support You

People who are on the sensitive side are more likely to stick by you when you’ve been wronged in any way. Sensitive people know how it feels when it comes to betrayal because they have probably suffered it a lot in their own lives. They are more likely to stand up for you because they identify with the betrayal rather than the full picture, but sometimes this is what you need. They also see the importance in being there for you as they are hyper aware of the fears, anxieties, and other range of emotions you may be feeling in times of need.

3. They Have The Ability To Care And Love Deeply

Sensitive people have an innate ability to love and care for you at a deeper level because they are well aware of their own bruised souls. They are sensitive to your feelings and want to do all they can for you because they want to prevent you from feeling hurt like they have in the past. This means sensitive people take this to a deeper level than others are able to because they are more likely to draw and learn from past hurts.

4. They Remain Compassionate Despite Being Broken-Hearted

Whatever hurt and anguish they are going through, sensitive people will never hold anything against you or feel bitter towards you especially in your hour of need. They may have inner turmoil going on themselves, but that won’t detract from their ability to be compassionate towards your situation and be there for you.

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5. They Are Able To Sense Emotions In Others

Sensitive people are often in tune with the needs of others and have an innate ability to love and soothe just when you need it the most. People of a sensitive disposition are able to sense how you’re feeling through your words and actions much better than others.

In fact they will sense your emotion within as little as a few seconds of walking into a room with you. This ability is to your advantage as it will instantly allow someone to help unburden your thoughts and feelings and help understand you. Because of this, sensitive people make great psychologists, counsellors and teachers.

6. They Are Hardworking

If you have a sensitive person on your workforce then you’re in luck because they are hardworking to the point of perfectionism. They are guaranteed to put 110% into any task or project to get it done the best way possible. As deep-thinkers, they also make great team mates and are more likely to contribute their well thought-out ideas to a team meeting or key strategies for your sports team.

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7. They Are Conscientious

It’s very unlikely that a sensitive person will harm or take any action that will cause distress to others. This is because it’s in their nature to carefully and thoughtfully think and analyse each situation before acting. Sensitive people are more aware of the consequences of their actions because of their ability to think ahead. This is something you will benefit from because you are guaranteed to get the perfect and well thought-out response to any situation.

8. They Have A Lot Of Imagination

Do you struggle with thinking up good ideas or using your imagination for a unique angle? Well you should definitely call on your sensitive friend because sensitive people have very vivid and colourful imaginations. They are more likely to be able to come up with original ideas and gladly help you out in making them a reality.

9. You Can Guarantee There Will Only Be Good People In Their Life

…and that includes you. Sensitive people will cut ties with those that continuously hurt them and who feel don’t add any value to their life. Just by being a part of their life, you are seen as precious and highly regarded which, in itself is a reason to keep hold of the sensitive people in your life.

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Last Updated on March 5, 2021

Science Says People Who Talk To Themselves Are Geniuses

Science Says People Who Talk To Themselves Are Geniuses

I talk a lot to myself. It helps me to keep my concentration on the activity on hand, makes me focus more on my studies, and gives me some pretty brilliant ideas while chattering to myself; more importantly, I produce better works. For example, right now, as I am typing, I am constantly mumbling to myself. Do you talk to yourself? Don’t get embarrassed admitting it because science has discovered that those who talk to themselves are actually geniuses… and not crazy!

Research Background

Psychologist-researcher Gary Lupyan conducted an experiment where 20 volunteers were shown objects, in a supermarket, and were asked to remember them. Half of them were told to repeat the objects, for example, banana, and the other half remained silent. In the end, the result shown that self-directed speech aided people to find the objects faster, by 50 to 100 milliseconds, compared to the silent ones.

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“I’ll often mutter to myself when searching for something in the refrigerator or the supermarket shelves,” said Gary Lupyan.

This personal experience actually made him conduct this experiment. Lupyan, together with another psychologist, Daniel Swigley, came up with the outcomes that those to talk to oneself are geniuses. Here are the reasons:

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It stimulates your memory

When you are talking to yourself, your sensory mechanism gets activated. It gets easier on your memory since you can visualize the word, and you can act accordingly.[1]

It helps stay focused

When you are saying it loud, you stay focused on your task,[2] and it helps you recognise that stuff immediately. Of course, this only helps if you know what the object you are searching looks like. For example, a banana is yellow in colour, and you know how a banana looks like. So when you are saying it loud, your brain immediately pictures the image on your mind. But if you don’t know what banana looks like, then there is no effect of saying it loud.

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It helps you clarify your thoughts

Every one of us tends to have various types of thoughts. Most make sense, while the others don’t. Suppose you are furious at someone and you feel like killing that person. Now for this issue you won’t run to a therapist, will you? No, what you do is lock yourself in a room and mutter to yourself. You are letting go off the anger by talking to yourself, the pros and cons of killing that person, and eventually you calm down. This is a silly thought that you have and are unable to share it with any other person. Psychologist Linda Sapadin said,[3]

“It helps you clarify your thoughts, tend to what’s important and firm up any decisions you are contemplating.”

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