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Highly Sensitive People: Are You Narrow-Minded or Broad-Minded?

What kind of person are you, narrow-minded or broad-minded? As a highly sensitive person, I would hope that I’m broad-minded, but sometimes I need to question myself. If asked, a large majority would no doubt consider themselves to be broad-minded, but objectively, would they all really be? You might not be aware of it, but could you be manifesting the trait of narrow-mindedness.

If you’re narrow-minded , it will be having a negative impact on your family, friends, acquaintances, employer, and co-workers. It can make them feel unhappy and awkward in your company and cause them to avoid you. The conversation will often be stilted, as others will be guarded in their dialogue.

How about if you’re broad-minded? When you’re pleasant, open, friendly, and accommodating, people seek your company, and they are attracted to you like you’re a magnet. Well, who could resist such traits? 

You’re more successful when you are broad-minded because you’re open to new opportunities and possibilities, such as a career change, higher education, or relocation to improve your earning ability or lifestyle. You have a greater willingness to accept change.

Being broad-minded can help prevent you from expecting too much from yourself and other people. This doesn’t mean you’re complacent, but you’re able to accept the reality and move on. When unrealistic expectations are not met, it can cause and worsen health conditions such as hypertension, high blood pressure, obesity, diabetes, or depression. 

You will gain many more friends by being broad-minded. As a result, you have happier and more fulfilling relationships whether in your private or professional life. You will experience a more relaxed and comfortable lifestyle because of your positive attitude. More positivity equals greater success and happiness.

If you are objective and honest enough to recognize that you may be narrow-minded, you can make huge improvements to your personal happiness, if you want to. The major point of recognition is that our personalities are not fixed, but plastic, and we have the power to re-mold them. With some work and mindfulness, you can grow to become a more pleasant and emotionally mature individual.

Are you willing to examine your thought patterns? I’m interested in any thoughts or comments that you have.

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. KDS

    I may have to borrow your insight to use with a narrow-minded friend. I consider myself to be broad-minded, and our perceptions clash all the time. Reasonable discussions are truly difficult and I have learned from experience to avoid the topics and/or the person because of their negativity.

  2. Cliff Harwin

    Hi KDS,

    Please feel free to use my post!!

    We DO need to have reasonable discussions about everything!!

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