Hi Sera. There are many people like us out there but we keep our experiences under wraps for fear of being judged. I don’t care to be judged. I’d rather disclose it because it brings true connection with others like ourselves. You sound like a hypersenstive empath (http://themindunleashed.org/2013/10/30-traits-of-empath.html). It is both a wonderful thing to be an empath and a difficult one, too. Have you taken the Jung typology test (http://www.humanmetrics.com/cgi-win/JTypes2.asp)? These are great tools to help us understand ourselves. I am an INTJ/INFJ. Our being sensitive basically comes down to our having a highly complex neurological system and our chemical proportions (serotonin, oxytocin, testosterone, dopamine, estrogen). Thank you for sharing.