Posts about Work

Ep. 56: Jobs for HSPs (revisited)

Ep. 56: Jobs for HSPs (revisited)

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Ep. 51: Job Interviews – Tips & A Rant

Ep. 51: Job Interviews – Tips & A Rant

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Podcast Episode 40: Fighting distractions at work

Podcast Episode 40: Fighting distractions at work

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“Freedom” isn’t a Goal

“Freedom” isn’t a Goal

I spent the better (worse?) part of nearly ten years working in a cubicle. To put it gently…I didn’t like it. I wanted to escape from working in a cubicle in an office. I wanted to work for myself, from home (or wherever I wanted). I wanted FREEDOM and...
Podcast Episode 33: An introvert in an extrovert’s job

Podcast Episode 33: An introvert in an extrovert’s job

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HSP Podcast 19: The best careers for HSPs

HSP Podcast 19: The best careers for HSPs

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HSP Episode 18: The Best Job for HSPs

HSP Episode 18: The Best Job for HSPs

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Changing your job: where to start?

Changing your job: where to start?

The number one thing people search for on this site is jobs and careers for HSPs. Many of us want to change our career to something more fulfilling and with less stress. And we see loads of success stories from other people who have learned to leverage their skills to...
For HSPs, jobs are more than a paycheck

For HSPs, jobs are more than a paycheck

I worry that since I’ve been working from home for a while, I will never be able to go back to working 9-5 in an office. I don’t want to go back to an office, but I fear I might have to—for the same reason many Americans who want to pursue self employment do—health...
Remembering the dreaded “Class Participation”

Remembering the dreaded “Class Participation”

Going through old boxes of stuff at my parents’ house, I found this progress report from a religion class I attended in first grade, when I was about 6 years old. Classic!!! Check it out–I’ve got perfect marks on everything, except a C in “oral...
Products to Make Your Cubicle More Bearable

Products to Make Your Cubicle More Bearable

HSPs are hyper aware of our surroundings and tend to have a greater response to pain, discomfort, and physical experience. We can get distracted easily and we despise the feeling of being watched. Sitting in a cubicle or office for hours and hours each day makes our...
Brainstorming without talking: “Brainswarming”

Brainstorming without talking: “Brainswarming”

Brainstorming is played out. Does anyone really use it as a way to solve problems anymore? It seems as out-of-touch as dial-up modems and AOL. There must be better ways to solve problems while harnessing the power of a bunch of brains at once, but how? Recent articles...
Gifts for Introverts and HSPs (Highly Sensitive People)

Gifts for Introverts and HSPs (Highly Sensitive People)

See the updated 2015-16 gift guide here! Are you struggling to find a gift for an introverted, highly sensitive friend, spouse, co-worker, or family member? Then this list is for you. Featured here are practical presents for those of us who are overwhelmed by social...
The right to silence trumps the right to noise

The right to silence trumps the right to noise

I remember the time when I heard someone playing music in their cubicle. It was several cubes away, but I could still faintly hear it. I worked in a cube farm, as it is so affectionately called. Dozens and dozens of cubicles all next to each other in a giant room. I...
I Tear Up at Performance Reviews at Work

I Tear Up at Performance Reviews at Work

I’ve never admitted this to anyone before, but every time I’ve had a performance review at work, my eyes fill with tears. Hold up. You are probably thinking it’s due to nerves or fear. But I don’t think that’s it. When you step into your...
Don’t Stand Over Me While I’m Working

Don’t Stand Over Me While I’m Working

HSPs generally perform poorly when being watched, and yeah, I can totally confirm this. One of my old bosses would sometimes stand right over me and watch me while I did things on the computer. It was so insufferable that I called him out on it. I probably said...
My Goal is to Take Down Bright Lights in the Workplace

My Goal is to Take Down Bright Lights in the Workplace

In all three of my previous office jobs, I had to be moved to a different spot in the office because I was bothered by the bright, fluorescent office lights. (In all three instances, this put me in a location in the building far away from the rest of my department....

I love listening to white noise

A few years ago, I discovered the site Simply Noise. With just a few clicks, it plays white noise and even pink or brown noise on your computer (there’s an app, too). This website saved me many times when I was in a noisy office, or when people in the cubicles...
Why am I so easily distracted at work?

Why am I so easily distracted at work?

Sometimes I am amazed that for a somewhat intelligent person, I have such a hard time staying focused on my work. Isn’t that a sign of being weak-minded or incompetent? Nope, good news! I can blame it on HSP! 🙂 A recent article by HSP expert Peter...
How to tell if you work with a Highly Sensitive Person

How to tell if you work with a Highly Sensitive Person

This great article by HSP expert Elaine Aron explains how to identify HSPs in the workplace. I wish some of my former managers had been this forward-thinking! She recommends using the acronym DOES to sniff out an HSP. Check it out: Depth of processing. Does this...

You Might be a Highly Sensitive Person if…

You can’t sleep because you hear a clock ticking in the other room. You can’t sleep because there is a tiny sliver of light coming in from between the curtains. You can’t sleep because you can’t stop thinking about something someone said to you...
Working at Night = Complete Control

Working at Night = Complete Control

I’ve always thought of myself as a “night” person. Not because I like to party, but because I like staying up late after everyone else in my house is asleep. Last night, when I was typing away at 2am, I realized why I’m a night owl. Because...