Are you an effective complainer?
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Are you an effective complainer?

Here’s a subject that I know is challenging for us highly sensitive people. I personally don’t like conflict, but sometimes it’s necessary to get what we want and deserve. Here’s a helpful article that can help us.

Four tips to be an effective complainer by Dan Gregory & Kieran Flanagan

Getting what you want comes from being willing to be a little irritating. Here’s how to be a better squeaky wheel. (more…)

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Are we doing our best?

Are we doing our best? Being the highly sensitive person perfectionist that I am, I get extremely frustrated when I’m not maximizing my talents and abilities or when I’m not working at peak efficiency.

In a similar vein, I get upset when others aren’t giving their best. I bristle when I receive poor service or a lackluster response from a person who is being paid to help me. I get angry when I hear about the latest scandal or blunder that our political leaders have committed. I get even angrier when I realize that I, and all the other taxpayers, will pay for their mistakes. I get distressed when I look at the current economic state of the world. (more…)

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Does consistency outperform perfection?

Does consistency outperform perfection? Here’s a thought-provoking article by fellow highly sensitive person Amy Barbato.

I’ve decided to apply my approach to maintaining a healthful lifestyle, to other personal goals. I’ve often reassured friends who fall short of a desired daily exercise or diet plan, to repeat after me: “So what?” Take a breath, acknowledge that you did the best you could for today (you’re permitted a diversion), and just keep going. (more…)

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Are you involved with a psychopath?

Are you involved either personally or professionally with a psychopath? If so, your highly sensitive nature will be greatly stressed! I read an article by Michael L. Diamond that will enlighten you on this subject. The article is as follows:

To figure out if you’re involved with a psychopath, look at 20 traits and ascribe a ranking from 0 to 2, 2 marking someone who definitely shows that characteristic. If the total score is more than 30 be careful. If it’s more than 35, call security! (more…)

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