Emotions…a poem by a fellow highly sensitive person
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Emotions…a poem by a fellow highly sensitive person

I received this poem by Ashley Gurka. I related to everything that she described. Here’s a very deep analysis of what it’s like to be a highly sensitive person.

From Ashley: “I could never understand why I felt emotions so deeply and intensely. My only outlet is poetry. It all makes sense knowing that I am a highly sensitive person. I wanted to share a poem I wrote about my emotions.”

Emotions

Your worst enemy displayed,
Always hated but never strayed, (more…)

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Should you try to change yourself?
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Should you try to change yourself?

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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Do you see yourself as a victim of your high sensitivity?

Do you see yourself as a victim of your high sensitivity? I don’t and never have. This post isn’t meant to talk you out of your feelings about yourself, but to give you a new perspective.

I always felt like I was different, but I couldn’t understand why. In 2005, I went to a class called “Are you a highly sensitive person?” I always knew that I was a sensitive person, but I had never heard the term highly sensitive person. I was intrigued and decided to attend the class. (more…)

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Are you living up to your true potential?

Are you living up to your true potential? If not, it might be time to take an honest personal assessment of what’s holding you back.

Some people are born doers. Some people are born thinkers. Some think about doing and never get anything done. There are many ways to become a person of action and what works for someone else may not work for you.

Action people are usually people who are organized and seem to know exactly how to proceed from one project to another seamlessly and without effort. Others flounder in a world of disorganization, moving one piece of paper to another location without knowing why. (more…)

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