#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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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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Highly Sensitive People: My Wife Had Emergency Brain Surgery! (Part 3)

My family and I want to thank you for your support! It continues to be a difficult time. My wife has good and bad days, but she's making progress. The physical therapist has made her last in-home visit. She suggested that we call the doctor to get a prescription for outpatient therapy. I'd like to expand on my last post about what happened before and after my wife had her surgery. Here's a recap: When it was time for my wife's surgery, the doctor and his assistant came in to see us. I asked them where my daughter and I could wait. They told us they weren't sure because of the COVID-19 concerns. I asked them what should we do? We wanted to be there…

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