Oct 13, 2020
While the two may go together, energetic and emotional sensitivity are a quality, either innate or developed, that allows us to sense that which is subtle and nuanced. Reactivity, on the other hand, is often about unresolved past emotions and sometimes a need for an upgrade in skills for relating to other people.
The question of whether someone is “too sensitive” whether it arises as an internal conversation or based on a reflection from another person can be complicated to unpack. The podcast just scratches the surface, but it can be a starting place for evaluating the validity of the feedback and helping you know what to do about it. For example, if you’re dealing with a person who is messy and harsh with others and not interested in being responsible for the impact of their behavior on others, they may use “too sensitive” in an effort to shut down any efforts to address their behavior. This is a different case than a healthy person earnestly trying to let you know that your reactivity makes it hard to sustain relationship.
This podcast will give you a starting place to begin looking at the questions, “Is it me?” “Is it them?” “Or is it both?” And, it will give you a map for how to start to get clear enough to respond effectively in any of those cases.
Want some support for going further with resolving reactivity? My friend Nathan has a lot to offer in Center for Emotional Education: https://www.centerforemotionaleducation.com/
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