Being strong and being sensitive aren't mutually exclusive.
Being a strong and sensitive person may seem contradictory when you think about it. But a combination of such personalities makes you a sharp person who is also in tune with their feelings and emotions. In short, you are at an advantage when it comes to dealing with the everyday life.
As a strong person, you can take anything that life throws at you and pair that with a dose of sensitivity, which makes you more sympathetic to those around you. Here are five signs you have a strong personality type, but are still sensitive. Are you one of these people?
1. You get overwhelmed sometimes.
Yeah, sometimes the world is an overwhelming place. But you don't let it kill you. That's the strength. You feel your feelings, sure, but at the end of the day, you're a badass who doesn't give up.
2. You call people out.
But only when they deserve it. You're in touch with your feelings and you know when someone deserves a calling out. You're sensitive, so you have an acute awareness of details.
3. You're a selective dater.
You don't go out with just any meathead from Tinder. You don't do small talk on the first date. You want real human interactions. It makes finding a date a little bit harder and getting a call back from a date more difficult, but it's still worth it for you.
4. You're not a complainer, you just don't put up with bullsh*t.
Being a badass means standing up for yourself. Being sensitive means knowing when you have to stand up for yourself. If you're complaining, it's not because you're annoying. It's because the world is too full of idiots.
5. You're a good listener.
You know, being sensitive, how nice it is to be listened to. So in that sense, you know the importance of being a good listener, too. For you, it's easy to shut up, tune everything else out, and lend an ear to a friend.
This article was originally published at Higher Perspective. Reprinted with permission from the author.