Do you have self-esteem or perfectionism issues?
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Do you have self-esteem or perfectionism issues?

What gets in your way? Lack of self-esteem or being a perfectionist? The answers to these questions will come to you when you use your highly sensitive deep-thinking capabilities.

A lack of self-esteem comes from not believing in yourself or your abilities. These negative feelings of not being worthy probably stem from childhood experiences. We’ve all had them. (more…)

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I Hate Criticism!

Who likes to be criticized? As a highly sensitive person, the scary feeling of being judged is intensified, as is the pain of  being humiliated.

I had a grammar school teacher criticize me in front of the class. It had a long lasting affect about the way I felt about school. I was afraid to go to class and was never a good student. I wrote about this experience in my book, Making Sense of Your High Sensitivity. (more…)

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“Speak Up Or Be Left Behind”

These wise words were uttered to me by my mother when I was a child. I was very quiet and easy going. I didn’t want to cause problems and deal with conflict. People took unfair advantage of me. I let this happen. I taught people how to treat me. I was a human doormat! It wasn’t until my early thirties when I grew up. I learned that if I spoke up for what I wanted and when I was wronged, people would have a new respect for me. They would know that I wasn’t a pushover. Oh how I wish that I listened to my mother earlier in my life! What childhood advice have you gotten?

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