I am, and have always been, what some would call "sensitive". As a child, I was always being told that I was too sensitive. That I needed to stop wearing my emotions on my sleeve, in fear of them being knocked off and shattered on the floor. Maybe you can relate.
Do you ever feel suddenly overwhelmed with emotions when you walk into, say, a store? You were feeling fine before you opened that door and crossed the threshold. Now you feel unsure, fearful, depressed, or defensive. What just happened to you? What is going on? Are you crazy?
Well, that could be, but it's doubtful. You are, more likely, another one of those people that is really sensitive. You have an innate sense of empathy and understanding, without being told in words or body language, for what others are going through and feeling. And that can be a tough deal when you don't take time to release the build up from a day or a week. Accept it. Know it. Love it. Protect yourself from other people's issues and boundaries. Here is a blog post that lists a lot of great ways to do that for yourself. Check it out if you feel so inclined.
And while we are on the subject, I want to share what I came away with in this week's session of Kim Care...a sort of acrostic poem, about meeting boundaries and forging past.