To encourage you to keep going.
To remind you to be strong.

Published on August 20, 2014 in Picture Quotes
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“Sensitive people are the most genuine and honest people you will ever meet. There is nothing they won’t tell you about themselves if they trust your kindness. However, the moment you betray them, reject them or devalue them, they will end the friendship. They live with guilt and constant pain over unresolved situations and misunderstandings. They are tortured souls that are not able to live with hatred or being hated. This type of person needs the most love anyone can give them because their soul has been constantly bruised by others. However, despite the tragedy of what they have to go through in life, they remain the most compassionate people worth knowing and the ones that often become activists for the broken-hearted, forgotten and the misunderstood. They are angels with broken wings that only fly when loved.” ― Shannon L. Alder

61 Comments

  1. Susan August 20, 2014 Reply

    How true

  2. Curious August 20, 2014 Reply

    So is it good or bad thing to be a sensitive person? I personally feel its good for others and bad for those who are sensitive because they are the ones who are undergo emotional trauma. Sometimes when you are kind to others you become unkind to your own self as too much sugar is not good for health. So be humane but dot be too much sensitive.

  3. Sandra August 20, 2014 Reply

    This just made me cry… Because this is exactly how I feel…

  4. Rhonda August 20, 2014 Reply

    WOW! Sooo TRUE!!

  5. saan August 20, 2014 Reply

    reading this quote feels like some one is talking to me who knows everything about me. its a great feeling. thank you Shannon L.Alder and lessonslearnedinlife.

  6. Carol August 20, 2014 Reply

    The ” Sensitive People” quote is absolutely beautiful! Your words described each of us so eloquently. It’s tough living in such a harsh society. So many of us are so broken from the cruelty we experience

  7. tinkally August 20, 2014 Reply

    Im a sensitive type of person…..and all of that are true cause it’s me!

  8. Diane August 20, 2014 Reply

    hi there, just wanted to say this quote hit home. I read everyday all that is sent to me and they are all very inspiring. Thank you so much for thoughts.

  9. Amit August 20, 2014 Reply

    Great …. It’s absolutely true

  10. joyce August 20, 2014 Reply

    GOD is awesome

    • Julia August 20, 2014 Reply

      Yes He is!

  11. Melba August 20, 2014 Reply

    This is so true and beautifully described!!!

  12. Greg Callow August 20, 2014 Reply

    I thought I was the only person in the world feeling like this. I am so now withdrawn from humans. I surround myself with my rescue animals and get laughed at for it. People never realise how cruel their words are. This is so comforting. Thanks for sharing.

    • Julia August 20, 2014 Reply

      I know exactly how you feel. I too have been there… Yes mean people suck, so don’t let another laugh at you… Keep your head up high and remember God loves you!

  13. sushma August 20, 2014 Reply

    I feel it is me.There were tears in my eyes after reading this quote.This world is very cruel and harsh.

    • Julia August 20, 2014 Reply

      I had the exact reposnse too and yes they are! But God is good and He helps me through it all. I stand strong by reading His Word of WHO I am in Him. God bless the broken hearted one step at a time!

  14. Lottie August 20, 2014 Reply

    From childhood I have been labeled sensitive. Its been a source of pain and heartache because I do wear my emotions on my sleeve. Glad someone understands..

  15. DAVID AKUTU August 20, 2014 Reply

    i feel like someone is talking to me direct , am inspired!!!

  16. bitterheart August 20, 2014 Reply

    thats xactly how i m……
    but only a sensetive person can understand this….
    not a selfish one..

  17. Johanna Kidd August 20, 2014 Reply

    Sensitivity is being de sensitized by all the information we have to digest&that includes the murders&bloodshed daily, on the news!

  18. Rama Krishna August 20, 2014 Reply

    Absolutely cent percent correct

  19. Julia August 20, 2014 Reply

    I had teary eyes after reading this one, I even read it to my husband,, who knows the pain of I felt like you were talking about me! But I was reading all the other comments… So many are going through the same thing! I was even blocked by my own flesh in blood sister, because she said, “I was too sencetive!” I haven’t talk to her since! Life is to short to let these mean, cruel people suck the goodness right out of me! I love life and having a big heart and I won’t change because of their meanness! God sees what they have done and I will keep doing what’s right… It also this has made me a stronger person in Him, but every time it happens, I go to Him and He comforts the broken hearted! God is good!

    • Julia August 20, 2014 Reply

      Oops – It posted before I could fix it! Lol so what I was saying… That I read it to my husband who knows all of the pain I’ve been through from some family and some friends…

      • Julia August 20, 2014 Reply

        And I think I’m going to email it to her! Ha!

  20. singla August 20, 2014 Reply

    So true–wow

  21. Hina Iqbal August 20, 2014 Reply

    So true….I am very senstive and this is eaxactly what I feel and go through in life but then I recollect myself by asking myself not to have any expectations fom anyone because at the end of the day one should have expectations from God only. But trust me its not easy since somehow you do have expectations from your loved ones…..but then again one has to move on in life with the aim to spread happiness 🙂

  22. Simmi August 21, 2014 Reply

    :'(

  23. miel August 21, 2014 Reply

    It hit the core of my being!Life goes on….maybe to martyrdom..to sainthood.

  24. asfoura August 21, 2014 Reply

    Can’t be more beautifully said. It touches softly with kindness.

  25. ruth August 21, 2014 Reply

    Soo me!

  26. Emmanuel August 21, 2014 Reply

    I feel I’m being referred to directly as those attributes describe my entire being. However one sees the positive or negative sides of sensitive preople, life must go on.

    • Nima choden April 17, 2016 Reply

      Very true….it’s describes me well……

  27. coralcrue August 21, 2014 Reply

    How true!!

  28. Ambreen August 21, 2014 Reply

    Really really true……….i agree!!!

  29. Rebecca Williams August 21, 2014 Reply

    Finally someone gets it <3

  30. Rebecca Williams August 21, 2014 Reply

    Finally someone who gets it !

  31. Jeffrey Ellison August 22, 2014 Reply

    That would be me too…

  32. Wilma August 22, 2014 Reply

    It’s true, but what i miss in this text is that sensitive people are able to learn as well. Deal with pain and most of all learn that when people hurt you most of the time you aren’t the target. You get hurt in the learning process of the other person.
    I’m HSP and had to learn this to survive all that I sense in others. Always ask yourself “is this my pain, my problem, or does it belong to the other person”

  33. Elisabete August 22, 2014 Reply

    Wow , i have never been able to articulate who I really am, thanks for the insight.

  34. seshu August 23, 2014 Reply

    Wow!!! So true…i think the person who wrote this has a great insight into people’s lives. Very well written. My soul grown by one each after reading this!!!

  35. rukman August 29, 2014 Reply

    these type of people never wanted to hurt anyone even by a word and expect the others to treat them the same way but it never happens.Some people can easily forget things and hurt the feelings of others and move on like nothing happened…but they will have to regret soon…

  36. Rebecca Williams August 29, 2014 Reply

    True

  37. Wil September 26, 2014 Reply

    I don’t understand parts of this quote.

    “However, the moment you betray them, reject them or devalue them, they will end the friendship.”
    Isn’t it logical to stay away from people who betray you? I am not a masochist who likes to be hurt.

    “They live with guilt and constant pain over unresolved situations and misunderstandings. They are tortured souls that are not able to live with hatred or being hated.”
    I simply don’t get this. I distance myself from people who hurt me, however I don’t hate them. I can’t help that others will hate me for distancing myself from them.

    “This type of person needs the most love anyone can give them because their soul has been constantly bruised by others.”
    When you assume that a sensitive soul can’t learn from past experiences! These souls have to learn to put themselves on the first place; they need to learn to love and accept themselves first before they can really understand and love others.

    “They are angels with broken wings that only fly when loved.”
    Again, these souls need to learn to accept themselves. However, when they do they are the most powerful people in this world because they have the ability to “read” others, and will not get hurt again by other people’s behavior.

    I believe this quote was used by a former friend of mine to warn against “sensitive people” like me. I really find it dangerous even offensive to categorize sensitive people this way especially when the quote is associating “being sensitive” with “live with hatred” or “broken”.

  38. Huong Trang November 12, 2014 Reply

    i think it’s absolutely true. because it’s me. Sometime i think it’s good for me. But sometime i’m sad.

  39. Bernard January 6, 2015 Reply

    God created each person with a sensitivity. Identify yours and work on it for the benefit of others

  40. Elle March 5, 2015 Reply

    My bff & I are both sensitive people. When cold, mean spirited people have said or done something to hurt us we commiserate with each other. I have always said it is a blessing & a curse to be sensitive. At least I care about everything & at the end of the day I am right with God. That is what truly matters after all.<3

  41. Carmen Dewey June 22, 2015 Reply

    this describes me completely. I’ve never understood myself but this explainers a lot. I would love this (Sensitivety) on a poster do they sale them on posters

  42. jamie June 22, 2015 Reply

    There is no such thing as being to sensitive.People just take our kindness and unconditional love as weakness.Thank you for your kind words. And btw just because you are sensitive does not mean you cant be strong.As sensitive people we hide nothing and share are souls with all who come in hands reach.

    Be strong and comfortable in who you are.

  43. abhijit June 23, 2015 Reply

    Its really very true
    World take benefit of it
    What should sensitive people do to save them from such betray and cheat things because they dont want to hurt others feelings and emotion . But they accept there own hurt without any shouts anger .

  44. Ranjan June 24, 2015 Reply

    It’s better to be sensitive but one needs to be courageous enough to deal every positive or negative things equally..love should be unconditional & every individual requires it whether he may be sensitive or unsensitive….It has been seen that sensitive people renders their best in every field & they constantly work on bettering a situation/environment by not considering whether the glass is half full or half empty which unsensitive people cann’t just do.Moreover unsensitive people never tries to develop or improve upon things by themselves, therefore they lack in some quality aspects in comparison to a sensitive person.

  45. biplob sarkar June 24, 2015 Reply

    so true…

  46. Maria galeon August 28, 2015 Reply

    How fascinating….
    The author is exquisitely reaching and touching of one sensitive person like me. and I presumed the author is also a sensitive person.

  47. Yogesh April 16, 2016 Reply

    VERY TRUE ..

  48. Anita April 16, 2016 Reply

    So wonderful to read how such honest words are put on a piece of paper so beautifully for others to empathize with this, hard for so many to speak it out. I noticed many here know where they stand with God, so sad that insensitive people aren’t able to say that, if they were they would not be comfortable hurting others this way…all will stand before the mighty hand of Him..let’s all try to make it there to hear those words, WELL DONE MY FAITHFUL SERVANT. Stay strong, never change..you are beautiful and wonderfully made, God says so 😉

  49. james April 20, 2016 Reply

    Just come across this and brought a tear to my eye,kinda tells me who I am,I’ve been fighting this for as long as I can remember and only wish others could understand what I go through.
    Respect to anyone fighting this as it’s not a nice thing to have and it doesn’t go away no matter how hard you try.
    Just wish my wife could understand the problem I live with & take me for who I am.

  50. Tahir Hassen April 20, 2016 Reply

    This is exactly describes me. All who touched by this quote & the author are i think they are ‘sensitive people’.

  51. Rupesh May 6, 2016 Reply

    Its true,this made me emotioal.
    Can you tell me how to beome strong emotionally. Because being sensitive sucks.
    Please help me.

  52. Lfiney October 21, 2016 Reply

    This is me too. I felt understood when I read this and I know I’m not alone. I think we just need to surround ourselves more with people who know how to love. The Lord has showed me that it is in my tenderness that he can use me most for his Kingdom. Once I embraced how much my Father in Heaven loved me I became more thankful I was made this way. We are the ones who truly know how to love with an undivided heart. Jesus is the Rock in which our sensitivity can stand.

  53. Shams Zaheen December 7, 2016 Reply

    Very beautifully expressed. This is me described in words of silver. Thank you. Thanks alot

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