Highly Sensitive People: Should You Try To Change Yourself In These Difficult Times?

As a highly sensitive person, should you try to change yourself? I’ve been asked this question countless times and have seen on various online forums that people want to get rid of their high sensitivity. They seem to feel that their high sensitivity puts them at a disadvantage in life.

I’ve never felt that way. I’ll admit that I always felt “different” from others, but I could never pinpoint exactly why. When I first learned the term “highly sensitive person,” it was a profound experience. Everything came into focus, and I finally had answers to questions I had been asking myself my whole life.  (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People: To Change Or Not To Change?

Being highly sensitive or not, change is extremely challenging. It’s one of the few things in life that is absolutely guaranteed, yet most people are unprepared or unwilling to cope with it. Isn’t this true in this time of worldwide crisis?

Change is a difficult process because it involves letting go of an old situation, be it good or bad. It’s human nature to have anxiety whenever we experience loss or have something new in our lives. As we move out of our comfort zone, the future becomes uncertain, and our angst intensifies. (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People: What Have You Been Putting Off?

In this difficult time and good times too, there are some things that we put off. Last week, I was talking to a good friend and fellow highly sensitive person, Amy Barbato. She provided a guest post for her mother’s recipe on comfort food.  https://www.thehighlysensitiveperson.com/highly-sensitive-people-can-you-use-some-comfort/ (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People: Do You Accept Yourself As You Are?

I participate in many online forums that deal with the subject of highly sensitivity, introversion, social anxiety, shyness, and emphatic qualities. I do so because I have these qualities and I want to learn as much as I can about myself. The more I learn, the better I can accept myself and work with my strengths and weaknesses. When you accept yourself, you’re more likely to accomplish more in your life.  The reason for this is because self-acceptance can be seen as a foundation. After you accept yourself, you can continue to build from there and add-on: confidence, tranquility, enthusiasm, drive and happiness.  (more…)

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