Highly Sensitive People: How Do You See Yourself?

As a highly sensitive person, how do you really see yourself? Do you understand what makes you “tick?” What motivates you? What pushes your emotional and physical “buttons?” The answers to these questions and how you act and react to life situations will determine the quality and richness of your life.

Fifteen years ago, I found out that I was a highly sensitive person. I thought that I knew myself well. I didn’t! The adult education class that I attended, called “Are You A Highly Sensitive Person?”, was a real eye opener for me. I was relieved to find out that there was nothing wrong with me. This class was life changing. (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People: Would You Like To Be Self-Employed?

I often hear from highly sensitive people who say they want to be self-employed. Self-employment is a great option for us, though it is definitely not for everyone. Self-employment allows you to work at your own pace and in an environment of your choosing. However, it also requires ambition, persistence, planning, and the ability to adapt to changing conditions.

Below are some suggestions for coming up with a business opportunity. (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People: Do You Love Your Highly Sensitive Self?

As Valentine’s Day approaches, do you take the time to appreciate the good qualities that you have? I know that this is the time to spread the love to others, but where does love truly start?

Think about it. When do you feel the most loving towards others? It’s when you feel good about yourself. When you are happy, you are much more inclined (and able) to give more of yourself to the people who you love. Self-love gives you clarity, patience, and the desire to share your joy. You are also better able to leverage your HSP instincts to anticipate what others need. (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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