For this post and the accompanying podcast episodes , I asked several highly sensitive men to share their stories and opinions. Why did I want to write specifically about men? There is the cultural expectation that women are more emotional and sensitive than men—that men should be tough and stoic. It seems to me that this could clash with the traits of being an HSP. Two minutes later, a classmate joined me and told me the teacher had said that I was too sensitive.
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Where does that leave you? Be wary of people who can't own their part in a conflict, because it may be a sign that they aren't willing to really connect with you. Do they reflect your facial expressions back to you? Do they spontaneously reach out to touch you in comforting ways, or in ways that express feelings of love and desire?
I’m a sensitive man, so how can I stop getting hurt in relationships?
Let's be honest: relationships are complex, no matter what kind of personality you have. And some truths are universal, like fighting is never fun. Romantic gestures are usually appreciated. Communication is definitely valued.
D, a clinical psychologist and relationship coach in Atlanta told PsychCentral. Everyone has different levels of emotions. Some of us are very emotional, while others not so much. I would go out of my way to provoke an emotion from my emotionless partners and it never got me anywhere, except into an argument, of course. Those who keep it all locked up inside are difficult eggs for me to crack.