Depression isn’t just something you can “snap out of.” I think people find depression as some sort of personal weakness, and that people with depression just have to be more grateful or positive. They might get a lot of “your life isn’t that bad, it could be worse” speeches, but that’s not just what depression is about, and it definitely isn’t that easy to get over.
Read more about HSPs here.
HSPs have the innate trait of high psychological sensitivity. It isn’t just about being shy (30% of HSPs are extroverts), but you are highly sensitive and can be easily overwhelmed, and sometimes you need to have time alone. Other peoples’ moods affect you, and you pick up on subtle details.
I’m a HSP, and I know I come off as being overdramatic at times, but sometimes I really can’t help it. :( I am extremely sensitive, and while it’s annoying most of the time, it can be helpful and interesting too.
Being highly sensitive is NOT a disorder or medical condition, but more of a trait.
Sometimes girls (I don’t know if guys do this as well) play dumb and people think it’s really cute. PLEASE STOP IT.
Just because someone is depressed doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re down and sad 24/7 (this isn’t applicable to everyone with depression). They can still have good days, and if something good happens to them, they can still be happy about it. Also, this doesn’t mean that when they’re happy, they’ve gotten over their depression. Some people might be faking happiness so that others can’t tell their depressed, but just because someone is depressed doesn’t mean that they have to be sad about everything, and if they are happy about something it doesn’t mean “they’re not REALLY depressed.”
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