10 Tips On How To Behave Around A Very Sensitive Person
We all know sensitive people. You can’t escape them, and that’s not a bad thing. Sensitive people teach us compassion, empathy and kindness.
That being said, there can be downfalls when it comes to someone who’s rough around the edges being around someone who is pretty much your opposite. You can say offensive things, irritate them quickly and make them upset. And I’m pretty sure nobody wants to do any of those things.
Below are 10 tips on how to behave around someone who’s sensitive. Hopefully you’re able to take these recommendations and utilize them in your everyday life! But if not, at least you know them for the future.
#10. Don’t push them a lot. I don’t consider myself to be a very sensitive person. I mean, things bother me, but it takes a lot to get me really worked up. But you what really makes me mad? Being pushed to say or do something.
Now imagine how someone who’s deeply sensitive reacts to something like that. I think it’s safe to say not very well. Let them open up to you on their own, and I promise it will be much more worth it. You’ll both be happy and secure in your relationship together (whether it’s romantic or not!).
#9. They’re tuned in to your flaws. You may have heard that sensitive people are the most insightful, and that might just be true. In fact, they tend to be in tune with the people around them and their emotions.
If you’re with a sensitive person, they may also feel confident enough to openly criticize you about your flaws. While it might be hard to hear, this advice should be taken seriously! Sensitive people only open up like this when they are comfortable, so it’s really a compliment in disguise.
#8. Inside voices, please. Sensitive people tend to be more quiet, if you didn’t already know that. Loud voices grate on their nerves and put them on edge.
Peacefulness truly is the key when you’re around a sensitive person. They won’t like being around you if you’re loud and obnoxious, cause that’s just not how they roll. So just remember to keep your volume in check.
#7. Don’t wait to set things up last minute. Piggybacking off what I just said, sensitive people like peacefulness. Are you trying to tell me that you frantically trying to get somewhere is peaceful? I don’t think so.
For a sensitive person, being around that is worse than doing nothing at all. If they had to choose, they’d choose staying in every time. Don’t make them mad – just plan ahead.
#6. Nobody wants to be disturbed while they’re working – they just don’t. You get in a zone, you’re being super productive, and you don’t want to stop. You’re on a roll!
Now imagine magnifying that feeling by ten, and that’s how sensitive people are. They don’t want to be disturbed, so just leave them be. No matter how funny the joke is, they don’t want to hear it while they’re concentrated.
#5. Pressure will never ever work. I don’t care how many times you say please or how many times you try, you will not get there. So stop pressuring your sensitive friends.
Whether you’re pressuring them to talk or do something, it doesn’t matter. It’s not happening and I highly recommend you give up while you’re ahead. Otherwise, it will backfire into a gnarly fight.
#4. Help them be comfortable, too. Have you ever been to a party where you don’t know someone? When someone finally comes to talk to you, it’s such a relief.
That’s how sensitive people feel. When you make them feel comfortable, they appreciate it more than you know. They’ll love you for it, and want to spend more time with you, too. So help make your friends comfortable!
#3. Stay clean. For the love of all things good and holy, please stay clean. This is a big part of being a sensitive person.
In fact, a lot of sensitive people have O.C.D. Whether they’re sensitive because of their O.C.D or their O.C.D makes them sensitive, it doesn’t matter. Stay clean and they’ll love you for it.
#2. Encourage, promote and help them be creative! Sensitive people tend to have a lot of pent up emotions and energy – and what better way to release it than in some form of art? It helps channel all that energy into something positive.
Again, don’t force them to be creative. Don’t sign them up for an art class without their permission, or do something else that’s way too much. Let them decide what sounds fun to them, and try it with them!
#1. Finally, be real with them. You should be real with people in general, but if there’s one kind of person to definitely be real with, it’s sensitive people. It will be pay off in the long run. They’re overthinkers, and being honest and truthful will help you progress in your relationship. Plus, it’s great for everyone to have a friend they’re always honest with. Sensitive people can make amazing friends, so why not learn how to befriend them?