“Unfortunately however, it is not unusual for a CASIGY’s inner experience of life to stand in stark contrast to the privilege and advantage that they are rumored to be experiencing.” She finds that most creative, sensitive, gifted people are able to “succeed in their relationships, school and work.
“On the other hand, many accomplished students and adults have confessed to me that they often ask themselves, “What’s WRONG with ME?
Tell your partner how vital this is for you because empaths need to think and process alone to regroup.
This time-out gives you space to internally work through issues about the relationship too, so you have more clarity later with your partner.
When you lovingly explain this to your partner, he or she is less likely to feel rejected or take it personally.
Make the issue about you and your own sensitivities. Discuss how much time you spend socializing Non-empaths often like to mingle, but empaths (especially the introverted type) have a much more limited capacity and truly enjoy being alone in situations where others would prefer being social.
“Because of their fears and expectations, individuals with rejection sensitivity may misinterpret and distort the actions of others. The other person is confused, doesn’t understand, or sees the rejection sensitive person as too high maintenance.
“Individuals who are rejection sensitive often see rejection by others as a statement that they are unacceptable as people.
“Interpersonal rejection sensitivity is a hyper-alertness to the social reactions of others.
“When someone has rejection sensitivity, they anxiously expect and rapidly perceive and overreact to rejection.
Aron, Ph D is one of the leading writers and researchers on the personality trait of high sensitivity (sensory processing sensitivity) and how it affects us as highly sensitive people or HSPs.
She said in an interview about her book The Highly Sensitive Person In Love that people with more sensitive and excitable constitutions and personalities “need help with intimacy.” She explains: “Maybe we are afraid, have been hurt, and can’t forget it. I cry when I’m happy too.” Elaine Aron declares that HSPs “do cry more readily than others.
~~~~~~ Psychologist and relationship expert Margaret Paul comments about being highly sensitive and an introvert: “I have rarely felt lonely when being alone – I love my solitude.