Many people are confusing the terms “sensitivity” and “emotional hypersensitivity”. They think that being under the permanent influence of emotions means they are sensitive.
In reality the term “Highly Sensitive Person” or HSP means a person with highly tuned nervous system, all the senses work more intensively and with higher precision. And this is not all, sensitive persons have a greater feeling of the emotions from the surrounding people, empathy and holistic sense of the world.
Sensitive persons have an intensive desire for peace and tranquility, but the way our world functions can lead them to the opposite, hatred and destruction.
The people who are constantly under the influence of emotions are, in fact, addicted to these emotions. Either they are sensitive people or not, they need help as everyone who is addicted to a substance. And if the sensitive persons manage to escape from this addiction will be able to discover what a wonderful gift their sensitivity is.
So if up to now your sensitivity was nothing but trouble, maybe it's time to give it space to develop instead of fighting it as an enemy. And if up to now your sensitivity was never accepted by other people around you, this doesn't mean that you have to reject it yourself. To reject your nature is like rejecting the air that you breathe.
Sensitivity never tries to make you be what you are not, this is what the world around you does, your belief systems, prejudices and many traditions. Your sensitivity always reminds you who you really are, telling you always the truth. Maybe it's time to learn how to listen to it.