Shades of Sensitivity

by Scott Barry Kaufman, May 15, 2016

While living more intensely may make life difficult, psychologist Sharon Lind points out that “being overexcitable also brings with it great joy, astonishment, compassion and creativity.” Likewise, in his discussion of the paradoxes of creative people, Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi notes: “Creative people’s openness and sensitivity often exposes them to suffering and pain, yet also to a great deal of enjoyment.”

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