Highly Sensitive People: Who Knows?

I’m just as upset as you are about this worldwide crisis. I refuse to make myself sick by excessively worrying about the turmoil that’s going on. I choose to be informed, not panic, and try to help others through my writing.

I’ve learned that adversity can bring out the best in us. Through personal and business difficult times, it made me stronger to overcome other unknown problems that eventually will come everyone’s way.  This event will test our patience and help us learn about ourselves. It’s a teaching moment for the young and old. (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People: Are You Self-Conscious?

As a highly sensitive person, do you feel more self-conscious than others? For as long as I remember, I’ve always been a highly sensitive person.  Always self-conscious about my appearance, I worried about what other people thought of me. Since I was tall for my age, people frequently teased me about this.

While it’s normal for young people to feel awkward and self-conscious, HSPs are like “human sponges.” We react to, and take in everything around us. Feelings are magnified. We have certain intuition or strong feelings about everything and everyone. We feel we’re different from others. (more…)

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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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