Why are narcissists and sociopaths attracted to Highly Sensitive People and empaths–and vice versa? Learn everything you wanted to know here!
Posts about Relationships
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.
Are you easily overwhelmed by long gatherings with family and friends? Here are some tips on how to deal with big parties.
HSPs can find relationships both challenging and rewarding. In this show we discuss: the health impact of loneliness and disconnection, why American society values the “do-it-alone” mindset, online bullying, dopamine, and more.
Did you know that HSPs and people with narcissistic personality disorder tend to be attracted to each other? Nikki explains what a narcissist is, why HSPs can be drawn to them, the difference between a narcissist vs. sociopath personality, and more.
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.
In this episode, I talk about how I convinced my husband to participate in a contest eating increasingly spicier chicken wings. What followed was an intense HSP moment.
Imagine being injured and incapacitated in a hospital–having compassionate, sensitive medical professionals, doctors, and nurses–make a big difference.
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.
Here are tips for the Highly Sensitive Person or introvert who is planning their own wedding. You can do what you want and have a great time!
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.
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?
Learning about being one of these Highly Sensitive People can be life-changing. But should you tell other people about your discovery?
Do you find yourself saying, “I don’t want to bother you” a lot? Do you constantly worry about bothering others? You may be a people pleaser.
Feeling overwhelmed and cranky for no reason after a long day? It’s often due to overstimulation. Don’t beat yourself up too much.
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.