Highly Sensitive People: Do You Take Responsibility For Your Life?

It seems that taking responsibility for one’s actions and one’s life is not a given these days. Is it okay to avoid apologizing in order to appear stronger? Why do so many people feel victimized by their circumstances, and become so discouraged that they don’t seek to improve their lives?

I recently heard on the radio that it’s a sign of weakness to apologize to someone when you make a mistake. Forget about asking for forgiveness! Why does trying to correct an honest mistake make a person appear weak? I’m personally appalled by this kind of thinking. (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People: Is Conventional Wisdom… Really Wisdom?

The ability to listen to and trust our hearts & intuition are the keys to deep, personal wisdom. Highly sensitive people are “hard-wired” to do this work. Do you use your natural abilities?

What is conventional wisdom? Here is my interpretation:

People follow tradition, or what they have been taught, instead of listening to their instinct and heart. It’s not wisdom at all, wisdom is learned and earned over time by personal experience.  (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People: Are You Too Proud To Ask For Help?

As a highly sensitive person, I try to be self-sufficient and handle my own problems. Sometimes, I feel too proud to ask for help. Can you relate to this?

It’s very easy to get caught up in our problems and become paralyzed with fear, self-doubt, and other destructive feelings that make us feel terrible. This state of mind seems to make our problems bigger than they actually are. The trick to dealing with this sad state of affairs is to be consciously aware of your feelings. There are times when you can take care of pressing issues on your own and other times you need to seek help. (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People: Are you frustrated?

Highly sensitive people can easily get caught up in outer circumstances, especially in times like these. This is because we are conscientious, have a strong sense of justice and fairness, and a tendency to think about things on a deep level.  Are you frustrated? 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 effort. 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. No political discussions please!! (more…)

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