#HighlySensitivePeople: What’s The Worst Criticism Of All?

As highly sensitive people, what is the worst kind of criticism that has the most long lasting impact on us?

Here’s something to think about:

“There is one thing I have noticed about myself, the less I judge myself, the less I can be judged. Which makes me think that others can’t make us feel judged, it is us who judge ourselves.”... Pascal Woudenberg (more…)

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#HighlySensitivePeople: Do You Suffer From Analysis Paralysis?

I know that this is an odd question to ask a highly sensitive person! It’s really not!  How often do you take on a task or have to make a decision and worry that you’re going to make a mistake? Does this keep you from doing things? Being the self-conscious and highly sensitive person that I am, I often feel this way.

I have found that worrying too much about results weakens me and makes me less efficient. It’s so energy draining! I used to have the bad habit of thinking that everything in life depends on how “one thing” turns out. Can you relate to this? (more…)

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#HighlySensitivePeople: When Did You Find Out That You Were A Highly Sensitive Person?

April 12th is a very significant date for me. April 12th was the birthday of my late father, Matthew. April 12th, 2005 was the date that I discovered I was a highly sensitive person.

There’s a lot of sadness for me on this day. It’s hard for me to believe that my father passed away over thirty years ago. He and I were so much alike in temperament and personality. In my case, it proves that high sensitivity is an inherited character trait. (more…)

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#HighlySensitivePeople: What Wise Words Have You Gotten From A Parent Or Teacher?

What wise words have you gotten from a parent or teacher early in your life? These wise words, "Speak Up Or Be Left Behind" were uttered to me by my late mother when I was a child. I was very quiet and easy going. I didn’t want to cause problems and deal with conflict. People took unfair advantage of me. I let this happen. I taught people how to treat me. I was a human doormat! It wasn’t until my early thirties when I grew up. I learned that if I spoke up for what I wanted and when I was wronged, people would have a new respect for me. They would know that I wasn’t a pushover. As a highly sensitive person, I wish…

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