Highly Sensitive People: Are you bored?
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Highly Sensitive People: Are you bored?

It’s extremely important for highly sensitive people to keep their minds, bodies, and abilities in sync. A state of boredom is a certain sign that we are allowing some of our talents to lie idle or rust. A unfulfilling job or career, a personal relationship, lack of interests, or a need for new ones could be symptoms of our boredom. Maybe you feel that you need a change of scenery. Perhaps you might like to move to a different state or country. Boredom symbolizes a state of unrest.

It’s not unusual to experience boredom, but it shouldn’t be long-lasting. Chronic boredom can have many serious consequences. It often leads to heightened feelings of loneliness, helplessness, and even depression. In its most destructive form, boredom can lead to drug abuse, gambling addiction, sexual promiscuity, alcoholism, and excessive spending habits. When people, especially young people, are bored and don’t have direction in their lives, they turn to violence and crime. (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People: How much socializing do you need?
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Highly Sensitive People: How much socializing do you need?

As a highly sensitive, introvert, or a person with social anxiety–how much socializing do you need? Studies show that our capacity to connect with other people plays an important role in our personal happiness, longevity, and ability to handle stress.

Since we tend to need a lot of “alone” time, it’s relatively easy to get caught up in our own “little worlds”. While it’s healthy to have some alone time, we need to be careful that we don’t take it too far and become socially isolated. (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People: Are Long-Lasting Quality Relationships Possible?

I'm happy to say that it's definitely possible! Today my wife and I are celebrating our 42nd Wedding Anniversary! You don't have to be married 42 years to have a loving, supportive, and satisfying relationship, but I want to emphasize that you can have the relationship that you desire. It's hard to believe how fast times goes by. Many wonderful things have happened, such as the birth of our daughter, the great family experiences, the joy we received from our many pets, and the personal triumphs that my wife and I had. There were difficult times when we had family problems, personal tragedies, financial difficulties, and bouts of getting on each other's nerves! Full disclosure....My wife is much easier to get along with than I…

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Highly Sensitive People: Where can you find other HSPs?
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Highly Sensitive People: Where can you find other HSPs?

I got many comments about my post last week, about men posing with dogs, not theirs, to attract women under false pretentious. I’ve been asked how normal and honest highly sensitive people can meet for friendships, romance, or both! Can any of you relate to this dilemma?

I’ve been out of the dating scene for many years. Next week, my wife and I will be married 42 years! I can only make an educated guess!

Well, highly sensitive people are everywhere, generally speaking, but not likely in certain venues.

If you work or attend classes or go to meetings, some of the people there would be HSPs. Your next-door neighbor could be a HSP. They may not even know they are HSPs, but they usually know they are different from other people. They don’t wear signs (it’s not advisable to call undue attention to oneself). (more…)

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