Highly Sensitive People: What Are You Afraid Of?

What are you afraid of? I’m afraid of many things. They include public speaking, filling out forms, taking tests, looking foolish, being in social situations where I don’t know anyone, having a helpless feeling where I feel that I’m not in control, and many other ones that are too numerous to mention.

Can you relate to any of my fears? Fear is a common emotion that’s certainly not limited to highly sensitive people, though we will experience this emotion more intensely. Everyone has their share of things that cause them high anxiety. (more…)

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Are you lonely?
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Are you lonely?

Highly sensitive people are not more prone to loneliness than anyone else, though we may experience it in a more profound way. Everyone has some degree of loneliness, and it can manifest in many different ways.

Although highly sensitive people often have social anxiety and may socialize less than average, there are many people who can feel lonely in the middle of a crowd. In other words, a sense of isolation is not always just the result of limited social contact. Many other factors, such as emotional withdrawal, lack of trust, or just not being able to make adequate connections, can cause feelings of loneliness and isolation. Thus, not only is it important for us to reach out to others, but also to do it in a way that feels comfortable. When we feel “safe”, we are able to make much more meaningful connections. (more…)

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Do you get in your own way?
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Do you get in your own way?

Do you get in your own way? If so, you might be your own worst enemy. I’m guilty of wanting to do something and then talking myself out of it by coming up with a million reasons as to why it’s a bad idea. Do you sabotage yourself? If so, why so? The answer lies in one word….FEAR!

Our fearful thoughts and negative beliefs act as a barrier to getting what we want. Whether consciously or unconsciously, we sabotage our own opportunities. Below are some signs of self-sabotage: (more…)

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