#HighlySensitivePeople: Is shyness something to overcome?

Shyness is a feeling of insecurity and extreme awkwardness around others. Who at some point in their lives hasn’t experienced this? It becomes a problem when it interferes with one’s day-to-day functioning. If shyness is a part of one’s being, it doesn’t have to be something that has to be overcome. It’s a trait that should be embraced and utilized.

Shyness isn’t some terrible obstacle. It’s not something that you cannot work with. I have many shy characteristics.  I refuse to see it as something to be ashamed of, it’s not a negative character trait. The world may see shyness in a poor light, but it shouldn’t affect the way we see ourselves. If we feel good about ourselves, who cares what anyone else thinks? (more…)

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#HighlySensitivePeople: Do You Regret Things That You Said And Did In Anger?

Do you regret things that you said and did in anger? I regret some things that I said to my late father, Matthew. When I was in my twenties, I worked in his business for nine years. We were at odds with each other personally and professionally. It’s ironic that my father and I were so much alike, yet the only people we couldn’t get along with were each other. (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People: Are You Afraid Of Confrontation?

As a highly sensitive person with many introverted qualities, I know the difficulty in setting boundaries and asserting yourself in difficult situations. I have learned many lessons from the challenging times of my life. As a child, my late mother, would always tell me…”Speak up or be left behind”! I took her words to heart and realized  at a young age, I needed to confront, speak up, and take action for the things that were truly important to me. It’s difficult, but the sooner I did this, the better my life became. (more…)

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