#HighlySensitivePeople: Do You Feel Uneasy About Something?

Do you feel uncomfortable with certain people and not know why? Have you ever faced a situation that sounds good in theory, but that you suspect isn’t quite as it seems?

Highly sensitive people are deeply intuitive with powerful gut feelings. These feelings can be confusing because we don’t know why we mistrust a person or situation. In the absence of any evidence to support our thinking, we’re not sure how to respond. (more…)

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#HighlySensitivePeople: Are There People Who Drain The Hell Out Of You?

As highly sensitive people, it’s important for us to be aware of “energy vampires,” which are people who drain our energy and sap our joy. These are usually people with a consistently negative attitude and pessimistic outlook on life. They may be bringing you down, and more often than not, you may not even realize the harm being done.

Think about the people in your life. Do you have toxic people around you? Perhaps you know someone who belittles others, makes snide remarks, and passes it all off as “just joking.” Maybe you know people who are highly judgmental and thrive on constantly pointing out the negative side of every person and situation.  (more…)

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#HighlySensitivePeople: Should You Explain Yourself?

Should you explain yourself when things don’t go well, or when you make a mistake? Should you explain the decisions you make? The answer to these questions depends on the situation. Do you need to clarify what you’ve said or done? Is it necessary to defend yourself? What do you want to do?

At first thought, the need to explain myself sends shivers down my spine. To me, it means I’ve made a mistake, and I now have to come up with reasons why I made it. Feelings of inferiority and shame come to mind. Low self-esteem is behind these feelings. It’s always bothered me that I feel this way, but sometimes you find inspiration in the most unexpected places. (more…)

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