Living (and Working) With Emotional and Sensory Overload
NOTE: I’m currently undiagnosed but the issues I deal with are factual, and facts don’t need a diagnosis to believe they’re
Quoting Judith Orloff, MD, at HighlySensitive.org:
I always felt overwhelmed, exhausted around large groups of people, though I was clueless why. “What’s the matter with you?” friends would say, shooting me the weirdest looks. All I knew was that crowded places and I just didn’t mix.
I’d go there feeling just fine but leave nervous, depressed, or with some horrible new ache or pain. Unsuspectingly, I was a gigantic sponge, absorbing the emotions of people around me.
Emotional and sensory overload
How These Issues Translate in My Freelance Work