What’s The Worst Criticism Of All?

It’s bad enough when other people criticize us, but what is the worst kind of criticism that has the most long lasting impact on us?

Pascal Woudenberg made an interesting point on The Highly Sensitive Person Publishing Company Facebook page. He said… “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 our selves.” (more…)

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I Hate Criticism!

Who likes to be criticized? As a highly sensitive person, the scary feeling of being judged is intensified, as is the pain of  being humiliated.

I had a grammar school teacher criticize me in front of the class. It had a long lasting affect about the way I felt about school. I was afraid to go to class and was never a good student. I wrote about this experience in my book, Making Sense of Your High Sensitivity. (more…)

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Are You Tired?
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Are You Tired?

What is the difference between feeling tired and experiencing symptoms of fatigue? That’s a very good question and it’s important to understand the difference. If you’re just a little tired, you can recover quickly, but long bouts with fatigue could signal a problem.

Everyone gets fatigue from time to time. In and of itself, fatigue isn’t a bad thing. It’s the body’s natural way of slowing you down so you can get some rest and feel restored. Everyone experiences this and it can be very healthy. (more…)

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“Speak Up Or Be Left Behind”

These wise words were uttered to me by my 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. Oh how I wish that I listened to my mother earlier in my life! What childhood advice have you gotten?

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