10 Signs that You’re the Sensitive One in a Relationship
Do you find yourself being emotionally affected by certain situations MORE than your partner does?
Not all relationships are created equal. And within relationships, not all individuals are created equal. We’ve all seen relationships wherein the parties involved don’t necessarily share similar traits and characteristics. All too often we’ve seen couples where the boy and girl are essentially polar opposites of each other personality-wise, and yet they’ve managed to make things work. That’s perfectly normal. The key is in finding a middle ground between your differences and establishing a foundation of love there that you can build over time.
For some couples, there can be disparities between levels of sensitivity. Do you find yourself being emotionally affected by certain situations more than your partner does? That’s perfectly normal. More often than not, there will always be one member of a relationship who is more sensitive than the other. One will always end up being more emotionally vulnerable and more empathetic.
How do you know if you’re that person? Here are 10 tell-tale signs that you’re the more sensitive one in a relationship.
1. You Have Exceptional Attention-to-Detail When it Comes to your Partner
You always like to pay attention to the little details when it comes to your partner. You remember dates, memories, old anecdotes, favorite movies, songs, restaurants, and a whole bunch of other seemingly useless information. It’s natural for you to know all these things about them because you care that much. You like to put meaning into these things and you attach sentimental value to them.
2. You’ve Had Multiple Ugly-Crying Experiences
You’re sensitive and you’re emotional. You cry. But you don’t just cry like how beautiful actresses or actors do it in the movies. They cry too elegantly and perfectly. No, you don’t cry like that. You ugly cry. A lot. You end up crying so much when you’re in front of your partner, you start to rethink your life decisions. Maybe they’ve seen you cry so many times, they’re practically over it. But you, being the overly sensitive being that you are, are concerned about it.
3.You’re Uncomfortable with Making Decisions that Concern your Relationship
You don’t like taking the reins in your relationship because you’re afraid your decisions might lead to disaster. You don’t want all the blame to trace back to you, so you leave yourself out of any decision-making processes. They don’t even have to be major decisions. Making choices about where to eat or what movies to see scare the socks out of you. You just don’t want to end up making a wrong decision, and so you avoid taking the lead during any instance at all.
4. Your Mistakes Stick With You for Prolonged Periods of Time
If you’re still concerned about that one time you made a bad comment about your partner’s choice of clothes, then yes, you’re probably oversensitive. These things stick with you and you fear that they can be used against you in the future.
5. You Automatically Blame Yourself When Your Partner is Mad
You don’t even know why your partner is mad yet. Your boyfriend or girlfriend could be upset over something that happened at work and you immediately assume that you’re the cause of their anger. You’re paranoid and you never want to be the reason your partner gets mad.
6. You Can Always Pinpoint the Things that Bother You
You are so incredibly in tune with your emotions and are highly self-aware of your own sensitivities, that you can accurately pinpoint their triggers. You know what exact things are bothering you at any given moment because you’re used to these experiences.
7. You Become Upset When Criticism is Thrust Your Way
You take great offense at someone when they try to criticize you, even when the criticism is perfectly justified and constructive. You don’t like to accept criticism because you refuse to accept your flaws. You get overly emotional about analyzing your personality traits and character.
8. People Always Tell You To Not Take Things so Personally
You’re so easily offended, and you end up hearing people telling you to not always take things so personally. You are always very serious when it comes to dealing with emotions and can’t seem to lighten up. It’s a struggle you constantly find yourself having to bear.
9. You Feel Any Emotion that Your Partner is Feeling
You have high levels of empathy. You’re so sensitive that you can almost always relate to anyone else who is feeling emotionally vulnerable. Whenever your partner is going through high levels of emotion, you just can’t help but ride that wave along with him/her.
10. You Always Feel Like You Give More Love than You Receive
Emotions and feelings play big roles in how you go about life. You always feel like there’s so much love that is bottled up inside of you and so much of it, you want to give to someone else. You also always feel like it’s virtually impossible for anyone to give you the same amount of love that you can give to another person.
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