It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Friday, July 31, 2015

Chapter 7, Page 31, Book 15

Are you a SNIOP? Someone who is Sensitive to the Negative Influence Of Others? 

Zig Ziglar

July 31 - Being sensitive is a wonderful thing, except when it's not. ...

To be sensitive is to feel the thoughts and hearts of others as only you would want yours felt. 

Author Unknown

What Highly Sensitive People Do

 They feel more deeply.

They're more emotionally reactive.

They're probably used to hearing, Don't take things so personally, and Why are you so sensitive?

 It takes longer for them to make decisions.

They are more upset if they make a  bad or wrong decision.

They cry more easily 

The list goes on and on, but we all get the idea of who and what they are like.  I know a few that fit this picture, but although they are highly sensitive, it’s not everyone that can be sensitive to what others need. Everything has a good side, and a bad side. The bad side of being sensitive is that it causes us to take a lot of things personally that we shouldn't.

Being supportive and sensitive to others is to not invalidate their feelings by belittling, diminishing, rejecting, judging or ignoring them.  Being sensitive is a good thing, in part, because it allows us to be sensitive to the hurts and needs of others. It is the sensitive side of our spirits that allows us to show and feel compassion to the hurts of others. Sensitive people are needed in the hurting world we live in today.

THINK before you speak. Ask yourself if what you are going to say is:

 T = True
 H = Helpful
 I = Inspiring
N = Necessary
K = Kind

Put the accent on the sense in sensitivity


betty said...

I think at times I am sensitive, I am always trying to look out to help others, but you are right, Ma, sometimes we can get hurt over things because of being too sensitive. I do line that THINK thought. We need to all copy that out and memorize it and keep it handy when we are talking to others.


jack69 said...

I was raised to be sensitive to the feelings of others. I cannot think of one time I have intentionally hurt someone. On the other hand One person who is kin to me will cut someone to ribbons in a second. Then later come back and apologize. Somehow the feeling sticks around..
Yes THINK, good advice...

Rick Watson said...

I know I have work to do in this area.