I have long loathed my sensitivity.

It's always felt like this incurable disease that pops up at the most inopportune times. I've spent a lot of money and done a lot of questionable things to try to numb myself, and reduce my sensitivity towards the world. Because sometimes, having a sensitive soul can feel like a liability in this insensitive, chaotic world.

This world doesn't care about your feelings. It doesn't care about your gentle heart. It's neither concerned with compassion, nor emotional intelligence. But although this world may be cruel to the sensitive, there's a place for us. Here are seven reasons why sensitive people are bolder than you think: