How to improve your well-being at work when you are hypersensitive?

One in 3 employees in France has already found themselves in a situation of professional exhaustion, in particular because working conditions are increasingly difficult. The hypersensitive are among the people most at risk of burnout . For what reasons ? How to improve working conditions if you are hypersensitive? We take stock of the issue.




Why do hypersensitive people suffer more at work?


Hypersensitive people are more likely than others to suffer from stress or mental exhaustion. Indeed, concentration problems and a very strong emotivity in the workplace can arise if unfavorable conditions are met, for example:

· A hectic and noisy work environment

· Bad atmosphere in the workplace, strained relations between colleagues

· KPIs difficult to achieve

· A distant management, very little listening to the teams

· Etc.



Hypersensitive people risk being “over-stimulated” by an external environment where everything can become a source of anxiety: noisy open space , aggressive lighting, an inappropriate remark from a colleague ...


While a hypersensitive is often meticulous, needs time to analyze and calm to concentrate, he cannot thrive in a modern company where the increasing precariousness of working conditions is added to the demands of performance and ever greater flexibility.


How to improve the quality of life at work for hypersensitive people?


However, it is recognized that hypersensitive people, when they work in the right conditions, perform better than their colleagues! What are the essential levers to act on to improve well-being at work if you are one of the hypersensitive people?


1. Adopt a calm working environment

Nobody likes open spaces, and especially not the hypersensitive! If you can, sit in an office that is isolated from the noise and bustle or work from home. Calm is the top priority for you.


2. Take a distance from the emotions of colleagues

If your managers are lacking in kindness or your coworkers enjoy gossip, try to take a step back. You don't need to react to everything that's going on around you, and you can take a coffee break with other people you feel safe with.


3. Adapt behavior aligned with your values

People with high sensitivity tend to place a high value on their integrity and refuse to “sneak up” for promotion, for example. But empathy is also a precious asset for putting yourself forward and having a good reputation “without getting your hands dirty”!


4. Learn to deal with your own emotions

The overstimulation can cause emotional tsunamis in hypersensitive and such excesses can be detrimental to the workplace. Simple techniques of relaxation therapy for a return to calm can help you better manage these situations.


5. Ask for reflection time

Today, you have to be fast and efficient in all circumstances. A hypersensitive is generally not good at making decisions in a hurry ... but after a time of analysis and reflection, his decisions are often the right ones!



If you have any questions regarding hypersensitivity, I invite you to contact me.

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