Do you ever surprise your friends with rash decisions or out-worldly conclusions that you came to over one night of over-thinking alone meanwhile not having discussed it with anyone else so they have no idea where this came from? Yup, you’re an emotional over-thinker.
Being an Introvert is hard, no matter what kind it may be. But being over-sensitive and an overthinker at the same time just takes things to the next level.
Generally, parties and big gatherings are where you meet new people. However, if you’re over-sensitive — it can be cruel.
Meeting new people is always hard especially if you are an introvert. However, not everyone knows you wear your heart on your sleeves. God forbid someone says something that you don't like, your facial expressions give it away in a few seconds. Not only do you make the whole group awkward, but you will also be thinking the whole night about that comment.
Your oversensitive nature makes you over-expect at all times.
As an introvert, you can have a really complicated personality. You may not be too vocal about your thoughts, but there is a lot you expect from people, and end up getting hurt all the time. You are not the one who lets things go easily.
You think, and overthink until you've bruised your ego and your self-esteem and might even end up being alone at the end of the whole situation.
All because of your inability to open up at times.
You’re a big jumble of thoughts ready to spring out.
Sharing your feeling with someone is always considered healthy. That’s how therapists earn, especially if you feel THAT much. But since you are an introvert you generally like to keep your emotions and opinions to yourself. Building up all these emotions inside can lead to a massive level of overthinking has you weeping at night very often.
Replaying the day and sleepless nights.
If you’re a highly sensitive overthinker, you definitely have had your fair share of Insomnia. You are not the kind of person who sleeps easily after a long tiring day only to be waking up fresh the next morning. You are the kind of person who gets so involved in playing the entire day in their heads that they forget to sleep altogether.
Over-sensitive people are generally good at absorbing the emotions of other people.
If your best friend is sad, you are sad. If something bad happened to your favorite person on a reality show, you couldn’t stop thinking about it. Plus you generally try to stay away from the news altogether, because once you see that stuff, it could potentially keep you in bed for days. And being an introvert on top of that just leads to a build-up of emotions.
You don’t just get over things that easily.
Brushing off insensitive comments or cruel jokes is just not your thing. You hold on to things longer than others usually do. You’d remember a comment someone made about you all those years ago even though the other person may have long forgotten it. That’s just the things with being over-sensitive — You live with heightened emotions.
Making up scenarios that will never happen.
If you are an overthinker, you definitely have done this more than once in your life. Your eyes might be closed but your mind is always on and running to its fullest.
Even if its 2 AM and the entire house is sleeping, you will just be in your heads coming up with smart comebacks or even editing old memories where you say something clever instead of that dumb thing you once said.
Forget about love life.
The saying ‘ You like someone, go tell them’ doesn’t apply in your case at all. You’d spend nights thinking about your crush and whether they like you back or not. You’d notice every single detail, every expression, every interaction trying to figure out how they feel. But never in a million years would you even dream about letting them know. Because God forbid — What if they knew?
You cry easily (very easily)
Sometimes you end up surprising yourself on the things you cry about. Due to those built-up emotions over time, you may end up crying well, over anything. But more importantly, the things that you are supposedly crying about aren’t even the actual reason behind the crying. At the end of the day, it’s up to you to figure out what it was today.
You wear your feelings on your sleeves — and your face.
Everyone knows exactly how you are feeling without you even talking about it because it’s all over your face. You may be good at keeping your opinions to yourself but you definitely aren’t good at hiding the emotions affiliated with those opinions. You don’t like something someone said? it’s on your face. Did you get hurt by a comment? your expression says it all. Being someone who doesn’t like to share their feelings too much, you’re basically an open book. The irony.
Being an oversensitive over-thinker sure has its downside, but it’s not all for the bad…
These unique blends of characteristics give you valuable personality traits. So what if you aren’t able to speak up in a big crowd of people? You can pour your heart out to your best friends — the people who actually care.
You never make rash decisions. Even if it may emotionally exhaust you sometimes, thinking and analyzing things through does have its benefit — it helps you be sure you’re not missing anything before you make a decision.
You don’t have to pretend to like something or say something that you don’t mean, no one is going to buy it anyway — at least those who know you
You are an excellent listener and its that one trait that all your friends love about you. People can talk to you about anything because they know you will really listen. They trust you and feel comfortable around you.
Your sensitive nature draws people towards you and makes you a valuable friend. People generally want to be close to you and share their feelings with you. If someone tells you something personal you don’t make fun of them like the other, instead you empathize and understand.
You are generally considered the peacemaker. Whenever there is a fight or an argument, you are called to resolve it. Your mellow personality would never support violence; everyone that knows you knows that.
You an excellent secret keeper. Since you are so good at keeping all your secrets to yourself all those years, you can surely keep the secrets of others as well.