8 Things You Need To Remember If Your Partner Is A Highly Sensitive Person
So you found a special someone! As you get closer, you start to notice that are different than most people. They are social but don't seek public attentions consistently. They are magnificent conversationalists but are very particular about who they talk to.
They are highly intuitive and compassionate. You, my friend, have bagged yourself a highly sensitive partner. These personality types are a true treasure and require an exceptional approach. Be honest, open minded, and try to have some fun!
Don't Incite Confrontation
They don't respond well to aggression or confrontation. You should feel free to talk to them about what is bothering you but for the best reception you should do so kindly and calmly.
Take The Time To Make Sure They Feel Understood
They are often misunderstood due to judgments and mislabeling. Don't make them feel alienated or bad for their disposition. Ask for clarification and re-word things you don't understand. Don't rush to assumptions or judgments.
Sleep Can Be Difficult
Be prepared for them to stay up and active into the early morning or late night. Their minds are constantly on overdrive, analyzing life and understanding different perspectives. Once it's time to relax they can have trouble unwinding. Be patient with them, they don't mean to keep you awake. Try to get them out of their head.
They Can't Change Who They Are, So Don't Try
Throughout their life there has always been a person that is trying to 'toughen' them up and change them for the 'better'. Your partner is a unique personality and beautiful for the differences. They lower the statistical trend of indifference and apathy.
This is something the world desperately needs, and if you're trying to shy away from it, you could probably benefit from adopting their sensitivity.
Sex Isn't Just A Game
They read people like books and are very discerning about who they open up to. For them to feel comfortable enough to open up and willing to experience the most intimate you, takes massive amount of trust and love. Respect their gift and pay attention to their needs. Share your needs as well, they want to make you happy.
Give Them Time To Recharge ALONE
Being in public and dealing with life can be straining for anyone. Most sensitive people recharge most efficiently when they are left alone with their own devices. It isn't that you are a bother to be around, being alone just simplifies the situation and helps them focus on what they need to.
They Are Very Intuitive And Empathetic
They will be able to know how you feel as soon as you walk into a room. Don't bother trying to hide emotions and thoughts, they will sense something is amiss. They aren't being nosy or trying to be in your face, they just want you to be as truly happy as you can be.
They Can Get Overwhelmed By Emotions And Public Situations
If you lose track of them at a party, it's a safe bet to look in the bathroom, outside or empty room. They will need to step away from stimulating situations to center themselves. It sometimes doesn't take much to overwhelm them, so be prepared to support them in a number of ways. They may need space, a shoulder to lean on, a glass of water, reassurance or to leave. Do your best to make them feel safe and respected.