Strength and sensitivity are often seen as opposites of one another, but the truth is that some of the strongest people you know are likely to also be the most sensitive.

Here are five signs that you or someone you know is both incredibly strong and extremely sensitive:

You hold others to the same high standards you have for yourself
Your sensitivity keeps you aware of situations where things aren’t as they should be and your strength gives you the courage to take the necessary action to fix them. You hold yourself to high standards and expect the same from others, because at the end of the day, it’s really just about being a decent person.

You don’t deal out anything that you yourself aren’t going to put up with.

You aren’t afraid to tell people how it is
You’re not interested in sugarcoating anything. Not only are you fully versed in the harsh truths of life, you’re not about to let others forget them, either. If someone wrongs you or does something that you’re not particularly happy about, you’re going to have words with them. If something needs to be discussed, you don’t let it fall on the back burner for another time.

You become overwhelmed with life from time to time
One of the hardest parts about life is that once you’re born into this world, time doesn’t stop even for a second. The world keeps spinning and people keep living--and this can be incredibly overwhelming at times. But, even when you feel hopeless or exhausted, you don’t throw in the towel.

Your sensitive nature allows you to feel everything, but your strength propels you forward, regardless of what’s happening around you.

You excel at listening to others
The sensitive side of you lends to your natural ability to not just hear what people are saying, but to also fully internalize and try to understand what they are saying. Your compassion allows you to feel for them, and your strength lets you be the support that they are seeking.

You’re the type of friend who shares in the pains of your loved ones and helps them get back on their feet when they need to.

You’d rather spend your time pursuing legitimate romantic relationships
Instead of wasting your time on people who have nothing of substance to discuss, you’d rather put time and effort into building a genuine, sincere relationship with someone that goes deeper than small talk and current affairs.

You know that you’re worth more than that. You know what you want in a partner and seek it out instead of settling for someone you’re not truly happy with.

h/t Daily Vibes

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