Fearing (Other Peoples’) Death

Downer Time!! I think you can tell from the title that this isn’t going to be a bright and sunny post. So…I have been very fortunate in my life thus far that I have not lost anyone close to me. But I know that someday that will change. And...
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Introversion

Parties

I thought I was better at parties. My husband and I have a number of “couple friends”, i.e., other couples who are our friends. We’ve known them for years, we hang out regularly, and I enjoy spending time with them. Whenever we went to parties, inevitably, some of those...
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Coping

Should you tell people that you are an HSP?

Think of a time you tried to explain high sensitivity to someone who’d never heard of it before. Maybe it was a friend, family member, or even a co-worker. And, as you are talking, you can tell from their face that they aren’t buying it. You might get the following responses:...
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Coping

Anger is an emotion, too

With all this talk about how us HSPs feel emotions so deeply, I’m reminded that not all these emotions are sanguine. I had a run-in with anger the other day. Sigh. I don’t want to admit what I’m about to admit, because, of course, in retrospect, it sounds so...
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Coping

Why do we equate “sensitive” with “weak”?

Why do so many of us think that being “sensitive” means you are “weak”? Sensitive is supposed to mean “quick to detect or respond to slight changes, signals, or influences.” That doesn’t sound weak at all…it sounds observant! It sounds like someone I want to be friends with! Equating sensitive with weak...
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