Highly Sensitive People: How Do You React To Change?

As a highly sensitive person, does making changes and adjustments rattle you? It does for me sometimes! I’m still a work in progress, but I’m getting better.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we lived in a “perfect” world where everything went according to plan? It would be, but the opposite is true. As we all know, life is very unpredictable! Conditions and situations are constantly changing, regardless of how we feel about that.

How often have you planned something, and it turned out much different from what you originally thought? This can be extremely frustrating, but it’s important to remember that different doesn’t necessarily mean worse. In many instances, the adjustments that we make can actually make our original plan better. (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People: What’s The Matter With Being Different?

As a highly sensitive person, I always felt self-conscious for being different. What’s the matter with being different? Aren’t we all different? Why do people sometimes feel the need to be “normal” and fit in with society? I felt different when I was a child.  I was self-conscious about my appearance and didn’t feel like I fit in with others. Since I was tall for my age, children frequently teased me about my height. I felt awkward, wasn’t popular, and only had a few friends. (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People: Can You Teach A Cat To Moo?

As a highly sensitive person, how often do you expect others to act in a way that they are not capable of? I often do this! Frustration over the behavior of other people is a major source of stress for highly sensitive people.

I was doing a social experiment with my cats, Prissy and Charlie. I looked at them and asked them to moo. I then let out a few long, loud moos. I was hoping they would catch on! They looked at me strangely and thought I was crazy. I think they wanted to do it, but felt unsure how to do so. As much as they wanted to, they didn’t have the capacity to moo. (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People: Are You A Chronic Procrastinator?

Full disclosure, I’m a highly sensitive person, with many introverted qualities who is prone to social anxiety. I’m also a recovering chronic procrastinator. This doesn’t mean that all of us are that way, but I feel it’s definitely worth mentioning. I’m not fully recovered, but I’m getting better.

Chronic procrastination is a problem that’s real and is nothing to be laughed at, although there are many jokes about procrastination. Procrastination has caused people to lose jobs, personal possessions, and even their spouse.

But most medical professionals fail to recognize the problem as real, classifying it as simply a bad habit.  It manifests itself in low self-esteem, shame, under achievement, and life can become unmanageable. Many procrastinations take place for people who suffer from adult attention deficit disorder, though it isn’t acknowledged as such. (more…)

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