Thanks from me also for posting the link. I read the article and the 16 indicators. And clicked on the self-test for sensitivity. I scored only 22… the other 5 could have been marked but I gave myself the benefit of the doubt. Soooo… I am a sensitive, ridiculed, made-fun-of, not manly enough North American male who "feels" too much. The article was great and insightful.
Maybe if everyone read the article who uses MS, and realizes that as many as 1 in 5 are considered highly sensitive, a more kinder tone would always be utilized in our threads (as most of them are already) and the choice of words would reflect our love and constant concern for others' well-being.
Since my own abuse was at such a young age and lasted so long, I sometimes wonder if it was what made me so intuitive and sensitive. But then most of the time, I believe God just made me with a different spirit than most, with gifts that permit me to be more observant, more intuitive, even more gentle. I don't fight it anymore and am no longer embarrassed when someone calls me out. I just say its the way God made me.
Your sensitivity is obvious by your desire to share such an important aspect of personal characteristics to help others better accept themselves and heal with more understanding in what makes us what we are. You, sir, are a pretty cool guy.
For now we see through a glass, darkly.