I have been called many things in life, but my favourite is this one:
I listen deeply and well, and in doing so, I create a safe space for others to speak their truths.
Good listening is one of the many strengths of an introvert and highly sensitive person, and I encourage you to actively lean into it whenever you’re in conversation, and notice how you start to feel more connected to others, and how others naturally open up to you.
In a noisy and chaotic world with voices clamouring for the limelight and constantly trying to out-talk each other, an engaged and empathetic listener is a rare gem, a refuge, a relief.
This is the superpower you already have.
Use it with gladness and conviction.