Highly Sensitive People: How Can You Get The Best Out Of Yourself?

The answer to this question is lifelong learning! As a highly sensitive person, the more I learn, the more I can utilize the good and challenging aspects of myself.

The pursuit of knowledge through lifelong learning, whether it’s learning to play the guitar, speak a foreign language, or prepare a gourmet meal, has wonderful benefits for people of all ages.

“Always walk through life as if you have something new to learn…and you will.”  ~Vernon Howard, Author

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Highly Sensitive People: Does Perfectionism Get In You Way?

I’m a highly sensitive person and a perfectionist. These characteristics seem to be linked together. Perfectionism can be a strength if it’s not taken to the extreme, though it also has some major drawbacks.

“Absolute perfection is impossible to achieve,” you will insist, and of course you’ll be correct. But what is so wrong about making an extraordinary effort in every task that you undertake? As a productive force, perfectionism provides the drive to do one’s best. (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People: Are You Narrow-Minded or Broad-Minded?

What kind of person are you, narrow-minded or broad-minded? As a highly sensitive person, I would hope that I’m broad-minded, but sometimes I need to question myself. If asked, a large majority would no doubt consider themselves to be broad-minded, but objectively, would they all really be? You might not be aware of it, but could you be manifesting the trait of narrow-mindedness. (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People: What Are Your Biggest Obstacles For Achievement?

I know from personal experience of being a highly sensitive person that the biggest obstacles for achievement are fear and pessimism. Since these roadblocks originate in the mind, it’s important to examine our recurring thought patterns.

Are your thoughts usually positive, or do you focus on the worst that can happen? Does change frighten you? Are you open to new ways of thinking and doing things? These are important questions to answer. Unless we examine our thoughts, we can easily get trapped in old, familiar patterns that don’t serve us. (more…)

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