Does the world feel dangerous to you? Do you feel powerless, vulnerable or unacceptable? Do you often think in terms of fair, unfair, should, shouldn’t, right and wrong?
People who are highly sensitive to emotions often experience the world as unsafe and feel helpless. When you’re emotionally sensitive you’re frequently overcome by emotion and have trouble tolerating emotional pain.
People with significant difficulties with impulsive and self-destructive behaviors, problems controlling emotions, depression, aggression, attention, substance abuse, and other impulse behaviors often have problems with their emotion regulation system. In DBT, these emotional problems are seen as a result of your biological makeup and your past experiences. Continue reading “Are You Highly Emotionally Sensitive?” »