Posts about Traits
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.
Learn about the challenges and benefits of being a highly sensitive man and how to cope–from sensitive men themselves.
There is a cultural expectation that women are more emotional and sensitive than men and that men should be tough and stoic. This expectation could clash with the traits of being an HSP, for men.
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.
“All HSPs are creative, by definition. Many have squashed their creativity because of their low self-esteem; many more had it squashed for them, before they could ever know about it.”
Are there specific smells and odors that you just cannot stand? And which smells are so wonderful they leave you in a state of bliss? Do you smell things that other people don’t?
Extroverted Highly Sensitive People can walk a tightrope between desiring social interactions and overwhelm. Learn how extroverted HSPs cope & thrive!
Here’s an incident–involving challah bread–that nicely illustrates the difference between a highly sensitive person and someone without the trait.
High Sensation Seekers (HSS) are people who seek out activities or behaviors that allow them to reach a high mental or physical arousal level.
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!
If I have one thing to do in a day, it weighs on me all day long. Even if it’s something enjoyable. There will be a kernel of anxiety in my brain all day, until the event happens.
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.
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by beauty? Does it hurt you to walk away from a beautiful view? Learn about Stendhal Syndrome.
Do you feel claustrophobic or suffocated in a stuffy room with no air movement–and it feels hard to breathe? You aren’t alone.
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.
Do you have a hard time making decisions? HSPs are cautious decision-makers who weigh every piece of information before making a choice.