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Highly Sensitive People: Are You Too Cynical?
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Highly Sensitive People: Are You Too Cynical?

I’m becoming more cynical than ever before. This is frustrating because I’m normally a positive, idealistic person. I try to look for the good in people and on the bright side of life in general.

I hate feeling so negative! I think that I’m reading too many newspapers, watching too much television, and being on the internet more than I need to.

Highly sensitive people really need to deep-think the reasons why they feel overly negative. Understanding the root cause is the first step into figuring out how to break out of the negative mindset. If you don’t know what’s driving your negativity, it’s very difficult to come up with a mitigation plan. If you don’t reign in your negative thoughts, they will “poison” your feelings about everything else. (more…)

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Can Highly Sensitive People and Introverts Increase Their Resiliency?
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Can Highly Sensitive People and Introverts Increase Their Resiliency?

We absolutely can! A setback needn’t keep us from moving forward. We’re deep-thinking and bad circumstances can bother us more, but it doesn’t have to make our lives unbearable and unproductive!

Our ability to bounce back from painful experiences makes us stronger people. While we can’t stop bad things from happening, we can control our reactions to them. Below are some tips for increasing your resiliency: (more…)

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Can You “Profit” From Your Unrest?
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Can You “Profit” From Your Unrest?

When highly sensitive people are uncomfortable, we automatically see it as a bad thing. Though nobody enjoys discomfort, the truth is that it can serve as an important wake-up call to alert us to changes that we need to make in our lives. We can learn a lot about ourselves if we take the time to investigate the source of our unrest.

Have you ever felt bad and not known why? Have you ever argued with, or hated someone for no good reason? Have you ever felt “road rage” towards other drivers? The main reason that these things happen is because you’re not plugged into your feelings. If you feel terrible or act irrationally toward someone, there is a reason for it. If you seek to understand and reflect upon the cause of your unrest, you can use it to your benefit rather than to your detriment. (more…)

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