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Highly Sensitive People: Are You Too Proud To Ask For Help?

As a highly sensitive person, I try to be self-sufficient and handle my own problems. Sometimes, I feel too proud to ask for help. Can you relate to this?

It’s very easy to get caught up in our problems and become paralyzed with fear, self-doubt, and other destructive feelings that make us feel terrible. This state of mind seems to make our problems bigger than they actually are. The trick to dealing with this sad state of affairs is to be consciously aware of your feelings. There are times when you can take care of pressing issues on your own and other times you need to seek help.

That help can include talking to a spouse, a relative, friend, a person of the clergy, mental health professional, school counselor, physician, etc. There are also many self-help groups on anything that you can think of. A shortage of help isn’t the problem, it’s our inability to seek help when we need it. When you are honest with yourself and your feelings, you’ll know the best road for you to take.

It’s important to look for help when dealing with illness or any other emotional or physical problem. It’s counterproductive to ignore anything that is unpleasant. All problems at some time have to be dealt with. It’s easier and more productive to handle a problem at the beginning, rather than let it get worse.

I have sought guidance at different stages of my life. It helped me put my challenges in its proper perspective and help guide me in the right direction.

Are you too proud to ask for help? I’m interested in any thoughts or comments that you have.

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  1. Trish

    Good topic. I can definitely relate. I prefer to be self sufficient for sure! I really dislike asking for help. Have always been that way. I notice others ask for help so easily…so strange!
    However, do you know of any on-line interactive groups that have group meetings? I could use a support group right about now.
    Thank you.
    Trish Mairet

  2. Viv

    Great post, and I completely relate. Even those that have told me “I can help”, while I’ve never explicitly turned down have been on standby. Not sure where it comes from, perhaps needing to prove myself worthy first or rather I enjoy seeing my current true potential maxed out before tapping out. Maybe I don’t want to be perceived as lazy and entitled I don’t know so right there are already 4 reasons I choose to be this way.

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