Posts about Emotion
Since learning about HSPs a few years ago, I’ve come a long way. In this post, I’m sharing with you some of the main things I’ve come to realize. Maybe this will open the door for your own realizations about how knowledge of high sensitivity has affected you, too.
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.
Give yourself a self doubt pep talk! Here are my tactics to respond to negative self talk, specifically in regards to work.
When a stranger does something unexpectedly nice, does it make you emotional? Here’s my story about an empathic insurance agent who almost made me cry.
Have you ever gotten into an argument about politics with a family member or co-worker and you got really angry and fired up? Have you ever gotten into a fight online with a complete idiot?
You’d think as an HSP that I’d be good at knowing what to say when someone I care about, a friend or family member, had something terrible happen to them. I want SO BADLY to say something helpful, but I’m always afraid that I’ll say the wrong thing. So this isn’t for HSPs only—these tips could help anyone.
What if we HSPs could fully allow and embrace our strongest emotions? Our reactions to beauty in nature in art? What if we didn’t have to hold back at all?
Imagine being injured and incapacitated in a hospital–having compassionate, sensitive medical professionals, doctors, and nurses–make a big difference.
This episode 37 is about criticism, which goes hand-in-hand with publishing a book and reading reviews! I talk about how HSPs often criticize themselves in order to avoid the trauma of criticism from others.
In this episode, I explain which jokes I find offensive and how sensitive people think it’s more important to not hurt people than to be funny.
Imagine riding in a car with your friends, and everything goes black. The next thing you know, you are lying somewhere, but you can’t see. You’re in indescribable pain. You can’t speak. You can’t move your head.
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.
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.
In Episode 10 of the Highly Sensitive Person Podcast, I talk about how HSPs can have deep connections to animals due to our empathy and ability to pick up on non-verbal signals.
I’m sensitive to horror movies and violence because it stays with me a long time. So I avoid this type of entertainment. I hate scary movies!
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by beauty? Does it hurt you to walk away from a beautiful view? Learn about Stendhal Syndrome.
I wish I was normal and that little things didn’t bother me so much. Do you hate being highly sensitive and wish you knew how to be less sensitive?
Receiving an unexpected gift or kind gesture touches highly sensitive people deeply. Here’s a brief story about losing a gift my grandma gave me.