#HighlySensitivePeople: What Makes A Person Attractive?

What makes a person attractive? I’m not talking about physical attractiveness, but qualities that make a person beautiful.

Have you ever seen a person who is physically appealing, but when you talk to them or see how they act towards others, they are totally unappealing?

What are attractive qualities? Examples include:

  • Sensitivity. Being sensitive to the needs of others. How can being caring, supportive, and being a good listener not be sexy?
  • Sense of humor. Life can sometimes be difficult. Isn’t it refreshing to be around a person who can make us laugh? (more…)

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#HighlySensitivePeople: Why Are Friendships Important?

Are friendships important? How many do you need? I personally don’t need alot of friendships, but a few different kinds of them. Here are some thoughts to think about:

Why are friendships important?

  • Studies show that people who have friendships live longer and have happier lives.
  • They can be positive support systems.
  • They are sources of satisfaction and joy.
  • They provide companionship.
  • You can share your feelings in good times and bad.


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#HighlySensitivePeople: How “Connected” Are You?

How “connected” are you? Studies show that our capacity to connect with other people plays an important role in our personal happiness, longevity, and ability to handle stress.

Unfortunately, since highly sensitive people 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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#HighlySensitivePeople: Are You Lonely?

Highly sensitive people are not more prone to loneliness than anyone else, though we may experience it in a more profound way. Everyone has some degree of loneliness, and it can manifest in many different ways.

Although highly sensitive people often have social anxiety and may socialize less than average, there are many people who can feel lonely in the middle of a crowd. In other words, a sense of isolation is not always just the result of limited social contact. Many other factors, such as emotional withdrawal, lack of trust, or just not being able to make adequate connections, can cause feelings of loneliness and isolation. Thus, not only is it important for us to reach out to others, but also to do it in a way that feels comfortable. When we feel “safe”, we are able to make much more meaningful connections. (more…)

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