I am an INFJ and I totally fit that personality type. I just feel as if I have such an issue with being highly sensitive and sometimes I really dislike feeling this way. Does anyone else strugle with this? 

My best :-) 

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PJS (not verified) says...

I definitely struggle from this. It is hard for me to relate to everyone around and I am highly sensitive. For years I wanted to chnage this and it didn't help I had gone through certain circumstances that made things worse...I now feel that I am more comfortable with who I am, although I am still senstive but I get over things a lot quicker...its good to know they're others around...and quite honestly I would rather be sensitive than the opposite..hope this helped...wish you all the best!!

Gracie (not verified) says...

PJS,

Thanks so much for your share... I can relate 110%... being super sensitive is a full plate for sure... At age 65, I am just now learning how to deal with bad energy... found some breathing exercises online that help me calm down... by controlled, slowed breathing... my best to you on your journey. 😊 Gracie

GC (not verified) says...

Hi! 

   I can totally relate to this but I've accepted it. It's part of who we are as an INFJ and you shouldn't see it as a struggle or even dislike it. Embrace it so you can be happy with who you are. Being highly sensitive can be overwhelming but if it seems too much, try meditation/deep-breathing. Never neglect your emotions!

.M. (not verified) says...

I can relate to that! I hate the fact that I can always feel what somebody is feeling. This makes me shut down or zone out a lot. I am getting better at explaining this though. Because of that people close to me understand me better.

Tommy J (not verified) says...

I have this same attribute! I am highly sensitive, which has been proven to be good and not-so-good. Good, because I find it easy to relate to others and let them know that they matter. Not-so-good, because I can be offended easily and I tend to attach to people quickly, which makes all types of endings hard for me. However, I'm learning to embrace who I am and love myself for it. :) Like PJS said earlier, I'd much rather be more sensitive than less sensitive. Hope this helps!

Ruthie (not verified) says...

Hi Nita, I am a INFJ and highly sensitive. I found the book "The Highly Sensitive Child" by Elaine Aron helped me to understand the difference between non-sensitives, sensitives and highly sensitives in the population. We have a lot more physical receptors (nerves, tastebuds etc) so we receive a lot more information. She has some practical advice on how to manage these sensitivities and enjoy them without getting so overloaded. 

Amy Brown (not verified) says...

I am definatly very sensitive, I have accepted it. But people always tell me, I am to sensitive, I need to get stop being so sensitive. Its frustrating. I wish at times I wasnt so sensitive, but I honestly enjoy the part of me, that when someone is talking about something that has upset them, I really listen and understand them, and if the situation is a emotional, I get teary eyed, and that immediately bonds us. I guess I am who I am!

cisumcisum (not verified) says...

I have taken the Myers Briggs test like three times and gave me the most interest each time as Entertainment field.  I believe the last time it said I am an ENFJ, but do not think I find myself feeling like one uless I am both Extravert and Introvert, which is even more rare.  I always have had people sense and say I am too sensitive and I even am hard on myself.  I fit all the charachteristics of an INFJ too.  So, Idk.  We are unique and rare.  I kind of like that but its so hard to relate with others.

cisumcisum (not verified) says...

I have taken the Myers Briggs test like three times and gave me the most interest each time as Entertainment field.  I believe the last time it said I am an ENFJ, but do not think I find myself feeling like one uless I am both Extravert and Introvert, which is even more rare.  I always have had people sense and say I am too sensitive and I even am hard on myself.  I fit all the charachteristics of an INFJ too.  So, Idk.  We are unique and rare.  I kind of like that but its so hard to relate with others.

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