Highly Sensitive People/Introverts: Do You Have Negative Thoughts?
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Highly Sensitive People/Introverts: Do You Have Negative Thoughts?

I do! I try to minimize them as much as I can.  It’s human nature to have more negative thoughts than positive ones. Negative thoughts are things that none of us really want to have, but we all seem to get at some point. Whether it’s about ourselves, the things we’re doing, our jobs or other people, it’s difficult to get rid of negative thoughts once they enter our minds. Here are some  techniques that I use to stop negative thoughts:  (more…)

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Do You Get Upset Over Other People’s Insensitivity?

As as highly sensitive person, I sometimes wonder if I get overly upset over the insensitivity of other people. Or perhaps I’m being perfectly reasonable. It’s hard to say! Recently, a friend of mine, who is a very conscientious and hard worker, was telling me about the tips he received while working in the food service industry. (more…)

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What would the world be like if it were run by HSPs and Introverts?
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What would the world be like if it were run by HSPs and Introverts?

This is a difficult question to research, since there probably aren’t many examples of HSPs and Introverts in political office. Think about it. How many of us would subject ourselves to the abuse one has to take in order to run for a major office? Also, while we may have strong leadership and problem-skills, we are unlikely to possess the personality traits that you commonly find in politicians. For example, we don’t have narcissistic or Machiavellian tendencies or a high degree of extraversion.

With those thoughts aside, let’s dream, shall we? What would the world be like if we were in charge?

  • There would be less conflict and more compromise. We dislike conflict and are natural peacemakers, so there would be less war and political infighting. We would use our diplomatic abilities to settle differences, seeking to unite rather than divide. We would call in the experts and make sure that we have the wisest people handling the most difficult and sensitive negotiations on both foreign and domestic matters. (more…)

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Find your passion: What makes you come alive?

How many people still have no idea what their passion is? Some spend a lifetime trying to figure out what they want to do, but many more will abandon the endeavor altogether. The idea of discovering your passion can seem like a daunting task, and it’s easy to be skeptical. We may believe it’s unrealistic to think we can support ourselves while doing something you love. Sure, there are exceptions, but that’s not the norm, we tell ourselves. Other excuses may be ‘It’s too late,’ or ‘I don’t have time.‘ Why not explore the possibilities of having your own business? (more…)

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