Highly Sensitive People: Are You Or Have You Been Involved With “Takers”?

As a highly sensitive person, my honest intention is to help others when I can. I’ve been involved with many “takers” in my life.  Are you or have you been involved with “takers”?

I define “takers” as people who come to you for advice or a favor. You only hear from them when they  want or need something. These types of people can’t usually be relied upon for a favor or support.  They can come in the form of relatives, friends, acquantances, and business associates. Can you relate to this? (more…)

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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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