Emotion

Criticism and insults cut so, so deep

Being overly sensitive to criticism is a huge topic, and one that comes up all the time, especially when people first learn about high sensitivity. I always put off writing about it because it was so vast. But now I have a story. Today my husband and I were...
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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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