20 Quotes for the Highly Sensitive Woman

Highly sensitive people (HSPs) make up about 20 percent of the population. They feel emotions intensely and process stimulation deeply. Their sensitivity gives them a number of advantages, such as being extremely detail-oriented, working well in a team environment, and having high levels of compassion and empathy. However, being highly sensitive and also mean becoming easily overwhelmed by day-to-day life.

Being a highly sensitive person shows up differently in each HSP, however if you are highly sensitive, you can probably relate to the following 20 quotes 🙂


20 Quotes for the Highly Sensitive Woman

Following are 20 quotes for the highly sensitive woman –

  1. “The people who are sensitive in life may suffer much more that those who are insensitive, but if they understand and go beyond their suffering, they will discover extraordinary things.” ~ Jiddu Krishnamurti
  2. “You are a sensitive person with a gift that you must develop and successfully manage.” ~ Judith Orloff
  3. “Make good boundaries your goal. They are your right, your responsibility, your greatest source of dignity.” ~ Elaine N. Aron in the Highly Sensitive Person
  4. “Sometimes I need to go off on my own. I’m not sad. I’m not angry. I’m just recharging my batteries.” ~ Kristen Butler
  5. “We are a package deal, however. Our trait of sensitivity means we will also be cautious, inward, needing extra time alone. Because people without the trait (the majority) do not understand that, they see us as timid, shy, weak, or that greatest sin of all, unsociable. Fearing these labels, we try to be like others. But that leads to our becoming overaroused and distressed. Then that gets us labeled neurotic or crazy, first by others and then by ourselves.” ~ Elaine N. Aron in the Highly Sensitive Person
  6. “Never apologise for being sensitive or emotional. It’s a sign that you have a big heart, and that you aren’t afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength.” ~ Brigitte Nicole
  7. “Learning to thrive as a highly sensitive soul presents challenges. If you’re sensitive, you have likely accumulated years of training in trying to overcome the trait because you don’t ‘fit in’ with society. And yet being highly sensitive is a vital part of you. A first step toward thriving as a sensitive soul is to understand and accept your trait. Hear this now: There is absolutely nothing wrong with you. You are just different. As one of my clients says, being highly sensitive is both a gift and a responsibility.” ~ Jenna Avery
  8. “HSPs make such good targets because we react so strongly.” ~ Elaine N. Aron in the Highly Sensitive Person
  9. “Sensitive people either love deeply or they regret deeply. There really is no middle ground because they live in passionate extremes.” ~ Shannon L. Alder
  10. “Human beings are what we are because we have the ability to think, the ability to feel, and the ability to act. Our emotions dignify us.”Karina Zegers
  11. “Smile, breathe, and go slowly.” ~ Thich Nhat Hanh
  12. “We cannot be more sensitive to pleasure without being more sensitive to pain.” ~ Alan Watts
  13. “HSPs tend to fill that advisor role. We are the writers, historians, philosophers, judges, artists, researchers, theologians, therapists, teachers, parents, and plain conscientious citizens. What we bring to any of these roles is a tendency to think about all the possible effects of an idea. Often we have to make ourselves unpopular by stopping the majority from rushing ahead. Thus, to perform our role well, we have to feel very good about ourselves. We have to ignore all the messages from the warriors that we are not as good as they are. The warriors have their bold style, which has its value. But we, too, have our style and our own important contribution to make.” ~ Elaine N. Aron in the Highly Sensitive Person
  14. “You cannot make everyone think and feel as deeply as you do. This is your tragedy, because you understand them but they do not understand you.” ~ Daniel Saint
  15. “As we let our light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence actually liberates others.” ~ Marianne Williamson
  16. “Sensitive people should be treasured. They love deeply and think deeply about life. They are loyal, honest, and true. The simple things sometimes mean the most to them. They don’t need to change or harden. Their purity makes them who they are.” ~ Kristen Butler
  17. “In short, you do not have to take the job that will create excessive stress and overarousal. Someone else will take it and flourish in it. You do not have to work long hours. Indeed, it may be your duty to work shorter ones. It may not be best to advertise it, but keeping yourself healthy and in your right range of arousal is the first condition for helping others.” ~ Elaine N. Aron in the Highly Sensitive Person
  18. “Some people are going to reject you, simply because you shine too bright for them. And that’s okay. Keep shining.” ~ Anonymous
  19. “It seems my heart is made of tissue paper; I wish the world would handle it more delicately.” ~ Richelle E. Goodrich
  20. “For a highly sensitive person, a drizzle feels like a monsoon.” ~ Anonymous


Over to You…

What is your favourite quote for the highly sensitive women? Feel free to share the best one(s) you have found. If it is not here in the comments section.


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  • Eileen Burns

    Reply Reply April 29, 2019

    Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weaklings or damaged goods. To feel intensly is not a symptom of weakness, it is the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate. It is not the empath who is broken, it is society that has become dysfunctional and emotionally disabled. There is no shame in expressing your authentic feelings – Anthon St. Maarten

    • Jane

      Reply Reply May 9, 2019

      Thanks for sharing Eileen 🙂

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