When you are an emotionally sensitive person, it's important who you have in your life. When you have intense feelings and are easily hurt, harsh people can be difficult for you to be around. When you've had difficult experiences with others you may struggle to trust your judgment and decide to not get close to others. While understandable, that decision can lead to loneliness and depression.
As an emotionally sensitive person, you may struggle with knowing who you can be emotionally open with and trust. Brene Brown offers some guidelines by using the acronym BRAVING. Here's Dr. Brown's guidelines for determining if you can trust someone.