You remember the easy things, like where your partner is from and what school s/he graduated from, but you also remember smaller details: your partner's favorite book, the name of your partner's childhood best friend, your partner's shirt size and most-used brand of cologne or perfume.In fact, any detail you might've only heard about once will become permanently etched in your memory.There's a common misconception that sensitive people are always introverts, but this is simply not true.In fact, 30 percent of HSPs are actually extroverts, which goes to show being sensitive and being social and outgoing are not mutually exclusive.There is perhaps nobody who experiences love quite like a sensitive person. Elaine Aron has been the lead researcher of what she calls highly-sensitive people, or HSPs, a grouping of men and women who make up about 15-20 percent of the population.Major traits of HSPs include highly-emotional reactivity, high empathy, sensitivity to subtleness and an overall unique depth of sensory processing.Sometimes, though, with your deep inner-thought processes and reflective nature, people assume you're the shy one in your relationship.
You're glad your partner still finds your face cute, though.Even if your partner tells you why s/he is upset, you can't help but take it all way too personally.This causes you to go through your entire day and wonder what exactly you did wrong: Sensitive people like you are good at noticing details in all aspects of life, so when it comes to your relationship -- where your partner is your main focus -- you're even better at it.This is because you're hyperaware of the details of lots of possible outcomes, so you know your partner will get bored if you watch "Sex and the City" or "Transformers," despite how badly you want to.You also know your partner doesn't love Italian food, even though you've been craving a ravioli dish all week.
Sensitive people also don't really like to put themselves in uncomfortable situations, so your partner might assume your need to avoid conflict means you're being timid. You feel everything very deeply, so it's only natural for you to assume you may be more emotional about the relationship than your partner.