Are you a highly sensitive person? Have you ever felt that your love for your partner was greater than you perceive their love to be for you?
First off, what is an HSP? A Highly Sensitive Person. VerywellMind.com defines it as:
In other words, we feel things to an intensely sensitive degree, especially emotions. It’s also possible that an HSP person is someone high in Neuroticism in the Big 5 Personality Traits. The Big 5 traits can be remembered by the acronym OCEAN.
- Openness to experiences
Neuroticism is defined on VerywellMind.com as:
What this means when all is said and done is that empathy is strong. I will feel for fictional characters as though they were real people. I will love them and grieve their deaths. When I am with my husband, I feel our love so intensely, sometimes it’s very elating.
Does this mean he doesn’t love me as much as I love him? Not at all.
It just means I am more connected to my emotions and can put words to what I feel more easily, and even when I cannot, I feel it more intensely than most people would.
There is a downside to this, however.