You’re a badass who knows what they want in life and isn’t afraid to go and get it. You’re easy going, some might say fearless, with a yes attitude towards adventure.
But alongside this strength, there is another side to you; you’re a sensitive soul who is finely tuned into the vibrations given out by other people.
It’s a weird mix to have, but that’s you nonetheless; an enigma, a contradiction, an ambivalent mixture of strong and soft.
So what are the characteristics that set you apart? What makes a strong, sensitive person?
1. You still get overwhelmed occasionally.
Your senses are highly attuned and this means that the ceaseless stimulation of the modern world can sometimes engulf you. Yet, despite this, you have the unyielding strength to battle through regardless; you don’t let anything stand in your way because you recognize the power you have to make life whatever you want it to be.
2. You require a bit of quiet time to recharge your batteries.
While you are outgoing and sociable, you don’t gain energy from others, but, instead, give your abundant energy away to the people you spend time with much like an introvert would.
So, while others may expect you to be there at every party or event in the social calendar, you actually need a fair bit of time spent by yourself. This quiet time is how you unwind and recharge your batteries and it is also how you discard any irritations or negativity that you might have picked up.
3. You don’t need to be the center of attention.
It is not uncommon to find yourself at the center of things, but it’s never your intention to end up there. Because of your powerful personality and natural strength of character, others find themselves drawn to you like a moth to a flame.
Despite this, your ego is well and truly kept in check and you spend most of your time making sure everyone else is alright and having a good time. You never feel the need to overtly show off and you struggle to comprehend those people who do.
4. You yearn for deeper conversations.
You much prefer personal, meaningful, even spiritual conversations over small talk, which you soon find boring.
You can also sense when someone is holding back their true feelings or even lying to you and it bothers you greatly because you know you’d be better placed to help if they were honest. This can lead to you spending a lot of time and energy trying to figure out what that person’s troubles may be.
5. You are a good listener.
You love to talk, but you know precisely the right time to shut up and listen. Knowing the relief that can come from opening up to someone, you are able to be the one to whom your friends and loved ones confide.
You listen attentively and with a deep sense of care and you can always tell when a person wishes you to offer advice and when they just need an outlet for their feelings.
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6. You’re not afraid to call people out, but always have good intentions.
You are sensitive to lies and you strongly dislike any behavior that hurts or harms other people, and because of your strength of character, you do not idly stand by.
Whether it is you or someone you care about being disrespected, you speak up and make it be known that such conduct is not acceptable and will not be tolerated.
You always do so, however, with the intention of promoting peace and reconciliation; you do not get involved to start a fight or encourage conflict.
7. You can’t help but protest against the actions of idiots.
It may appear as though you enjoy bitching about people, but the truth is you are sensitive to the plights of others and the major issues facing society. With this in mind, you can’t just bite your tongue when you see or hear idiotic things – and there are too many morons in this world for your liking.
8. You’re picky about who to date.
The most important thing you look for in a potential partner is the ability to be authentic and honest from the moment you meet. You find small talk completely unnecessary and prefer to learn about someone through a natural progression of genuine conversation and shared experience.
Because of your sensitivity and your feel for when someone is putting on a front, you find it hard to date people in the more traditional sense and are much more likely to stumble upon a date in the real world than on a website or mobile app.
9. You sometimes go into “quiet mode” around certain people.
You don’t mind sharing your energy with the important people in your life – your friends and family – but when you encounter someone from whom you don’t get the right kind of vibe, you begin to retreat into yourself to preserve those energy stores.
Your strength is still there and you remain on alert for BS or disrespect, but you take on a more reflective role to learn more about them before deciding whether they are deserving of your energy.