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/Introverts: Do You Have Too Many “Should’s” In Your Life?
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Highly Sensitive People/Introverts: Do You Have Too Many “Should’s” In Your Life?

Do you have too many “shoulds” in your life? Do you find yourself and others saying to you….You should do this, or You should do that?

Why should you have to do anything? Shouldn’t you be free to do what you want and not be bound by what you and others think you should do?

As highly sensitive people/introverts, it seems to be a natural inclination for us to put others people’s needs ahead of our own. Why is this so? Have we conditioned ourselves to think that our needs are somehow less important? (more…)

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Highly Sensitive/Introverts: Do You Have The Courage To Be Your True Self?
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Highly Sensitive/Introverts: Do You Have The Courage To Be Your True Self?

I’m a highly sensitive person that has many introverted characteristics. Social anxiety has always been a challenge for me. I went above my comfort zone when I facilitated over 40 HSP Meetup Groups through in- person meetings and teleconferences.

I had grown as a person by doing this. I learned that with some preparation and not being afraid to do something scary, that I could do something that I had a passion to do.

You can develop more courage when you learn more about yourself. You can do this by trying different things that you’re interested in, by reading, going to seminars, joining in-person groups,  participating in online groups where you can meet other people who share your interests, and talking to like-minded people. (more…)

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