Highly Sensitive People: What’s The Matter With Being Different?

As a highly sensitive person, I always felt self-conscious for being different. What’s the matter with being different? Aren’t we all different? Why do people sometimes feel the need to be “normal” and fit in with society? I felt different when I was a child.  I was self-conscious about my appearance and didn’t feel like I fit in with others. Since I was tall for my age, children frequently teased me about my height. I felt awkward, wasn’t popular, and only had a few friends. (more…)

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Highly Sensitive People: Can You Teach A Cat To Moo?

As a highly sensitive person, how often do you expect others to act in a way that they are not capable of? I often do this! Frustration over the behavior of other people is a major source of stress for highly sensitive people.

I was doing a social experiment with my cats, Prissy and Charlie. I looked at them and asked them to moo. I then let out a few long, loud moos. I was hoping they would catch on! They looked at me strangely and thought I was crazy. I think they wanted to do it, but felt unsure how to do so. As much as they wanted to, they didn’t have the capacity to moo. (more…)

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