Do you ever feel overwhelmed by people? To have too much stimuli from being around others, so much so that it feels like you are vibrating from the inside out from all the energy you have absorbed throughout the day? It affects your mood, your emotions, your thoughts. And then being made to feel less than for being overly emotional or super sensitive to people’s actions or opinions. Has it ever been so bad that you feel like you have the flu and you have to rest and recharge for days? Being awkward in public, stumbling over words, not being able to make small talk, and then replaying every way you could have reacted differently in those situations? How about people thinking you are dumb, just because of the extreme awkwardness? Not fitting in with anyone? Not wanting to fit in with anyone. Your internal monologue fighting against what you want and sometimes need to do. Fighting anxiety and depression. Being told to suck it up and don’t let things bother you. Told if you just quit being so sensitive that you could be so much happier. Being born feeling this way. It being who you are at the very center of your being. That’s just a little of what it’s like living as a highly sensitive Introvert.