A bus screeched to a stop in front of me as I waited to cross the street. I grimaced and instinctively covered my ears. It literally HURT my ears.
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Which careers and jobs will best fit your highly sensitive person traits? In this post, I discuss what HSPs should avoid, their professional strengths, and some career suggestions.
Since I was a young child, it seemed that being a writer was my destiny. Many HSPs and introverts prefer expressing themselves through the written word. I’m also fascinated by fonts.
When I first learned about what it meant to be an HSP and an introvert, it was life changing. But I had to find a way to explain it to the person who has to deal with me the most, my partner. How could I explain that there’s nothing wrong with me, but that I’m just different, and my desires and needs are just as valid as a non-HSPs?
I worked in an office environment for around ten years, with most of that time either in a cubicle or in a big room with other people. A lot of the time, I hated it.
Here’s an incident–involving challah bread–that nicely illustrates the difference between a highly sensitive person and someone without the trait.
I was so scared about being hurt that I ignored that possibility that it could even happen. I feared intense feelings so much that I pretended those feelings didn’t exist.
Stress from a job can sometimes be alleviated by doing one thing: caring less. This might be easier said than done for a Highly Sensitive Person, who just cares *so* much about everything.
HSPs put their heart and soul into everything they do. They pay attention to details and want to do things right. When they are criticized, it’s like someone is taking their careful actions and words and tearing them apart.
Bright lights. A painful chair. Odors. Lack of privacy, quiet, and control. That’s office life. As an HSP, I’m highly tuned in to my environment and lots of little things become big things since I can’t stop obsessing over them.
Anticipatory grief is a grief reaction that occurs before an impending loss, typically, the death of someone close to you. Anyone can experience it. But for HSPs, anticipatory grief can be extremely intense.
30% of HSPs are extroverts, who walk a tightrope between desiring/requiring social interactions– and feeling overwhelmed. In this post, learn how extroverted HSPs cope and thrive!