The trait of high sensitivity is experienced by 15 to 20 percent of us.
In this video are some quotes by and about Winona Ryder, Heath Ledger, Amy Brenneman, Scarlett Johansson, Anne Hathaway, and Ellen DeGeneres about their experience of sensitivity.
Maybe you can relate to some of their comments:
Amy Brenneman talks about another kind of high sensitivity reaction – she said “I’m too sensitive to watch most of the reality shows; it’s so painful for me.”
Winona Ryder has said, “You go through spells where you feel that maybe you’re too sensitive for this world. I certainly felt that.”
“There was a time when I was 19 when I really, really, really thought I was going crazy,” she has said about her own brief stay at a psychiatric clinic.
“I was exhausted and going through a terrible depression.”
Having mental health challenges like depression and anxiety may be all the more severe when we are highly sensitive.
Related article: Introverted, Shy or Highly Sensitive in the Arts.