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Pontificating on Friendship
“Kindred Spirits” are intimate friends, people with whom you are comfortable being your true self. HSPs are often on the hunt for kindred spirits, especially at parties, gatherings, or networking events. Having a deep, intense, shared connection with someone else is essential to meeting the emotional needs of sensitive people.
In this episode 23, I also talk about Anne of Green Gables, Susan Cain, and why it’s ok to let go of friends you don’t truly connect with.
Resources mentioned in this episode: The Susan Cain & Marie Forleo interview. (The “kindred spirit” part is around 13:00)
Related posts on this blog:
- How to meet other Highly Sensitive People
- Finding the Stasis of Peace
- 2016 Gift Guide for Highly Sensitive People & Introverts
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Podcast music attribution: By the Coast (2004) (Antony Raijekov) / CC BY-NC 2.5
Excellent podcast. Finding a kindred spirit is truly a wonderful gift.
I have lost two kindred spirits one three years ago and one two weeks ago. One was like a mum ( she was 90+ , my own mum who was also a kindred spirit died years ago) and the other an older sister ( she was not quite 70) . I realise I now have only one kindred spirit left in my life and she is SO busy that we seldom meet and talk. I have to find another as it leaves me with ‘friends’ who do not understand and can be abrasive etc. At the prospect of moving to another town next year I don’t mind leaving them behind! I thought I was hard hearted – so thanks for affirmation it is OK.
ok… now I am in tears.. One very few things in life I seek for relief are L.M.Montgomerys books and I cry every time I read them just because it feels that there truly is (or was) someone in this world that understands me/thinks the same way that I do. I have felt so alone most of my life thinking why I am different than others and now I know the reason, although it hasn´t been any easier not being lesser alone and most of my thoughts trough the day are “I would be so happy to share this or that thing with someone that thinks the way i do/sees the world like I do”. It´s so hard when you are alone with this greater and deeper emotions and no one that understands or to share them with. And knowing that there are those people around this world but how to find them. Atleast I have those books and I turn to them time and time again.
Hello Ida, thank you for the comment. I am glad to see someone else seees the Anne of Green Gables connection 🙂
Another gem of a podcast! I remember the first time I watched Anne of Green Gables. A bunch of us grown gals got together on consecutive evenings to watch the entire collection. It fed my soul for the first time. I latched on to the kindred spirit idea. As I’ve aged, I have understood my desire/lack of desire/inability/ability to make or not make friends and the ups and downs that go with it. Loneliness is tough. But, it only makes me cherish the few kindred spirits in my life!! Thank you again!
This. Was. So. Good. Kindred spirits are so important. Thanks for the excellent podcast episode. Apparently, I’m a little late to the party, so I’m commenting three years late! Btw, you have a really soothing voice, I enjoy listening to all the podcasts. Shout out from another SoCal resident…orange blossoms ARE absolutely blissful. :)))
Aww, thank you Nicole!! I appreciate it 🙂 so glad you liked it!