Highly Sensitive People: Are You Sensitive To Change?

I know that this is a silly question! Are you sensitive to change? I absolutely am! Especially in uncertain times such as these. Change is one of the few things in life that is absolutely guaranteed, yet most people are unprepared or unwilling to cope with it.

Change is a difficult process because it involves letting go of an old situation, be it good or bad. It’s human nature to have anxiety whenever we experience loss or have something new in our lives. As we move out of our comfort zone, the future becomes uncertain, and our angst intensifies. (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People: What Do You Say To Children About Coronavirus?

It’s hard to comfort anyone, especially children who’s going through this traumatic time. When you’re a highly sensitive person your emotions and thoughts are intensified. This is why it’s important to try to decrease the uncertainty that you and your children have. Don’t underestimate the anxiety that older children have about the level of uncertainty we have. Here’s some information from Dr. Rebecca Dougherty- Froelke, a therapist from Oakville, Missouri who treats people who have anxiety.  (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: 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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