Do You Need To Explain Your High Sensitivity?

I never thought I needed to explain my high sensitivity. If something bothered or irritated me that I was very “sensitive” to, I would let that person know I wasn’t happy.

Sometimes I handled it in a proper and calm way and explained why something bothered me. I didn’t mention my sensitivity.

More times than I’d like to admit, I didn’t handle it in a civilized manner. If someone commented that I was “too sensitive” about something, I would retort “yes I am sensitive, and I don’t like what you said”, in a not so nice tone of voice. I would then explain what was bothering me. Hey, I never said I was perfect! Although we HSPs try to be. Why is that? Continue reading “Do You Need To Explain Your High Sensitivity?”

How Well Do You Know Yourself?

How do you really see yourself? Do you understand what makes you “tick”? What motivates you? What pushes your emotional and physical “buttons”? The answers to these questions and how you act and react to life situations will determine the quality and richness of your life.

Twelve years ago, I found out that I was a highly sensitive person. I thought that I knew myself well. I didn’t! The class that I attended about highly sensitive people was a real eye opener for me. I was relieved to find out that there was nothing wrong with me. This class was life changing. Continue reading “How Well Do You Know Yourself?”

“Speak Up Or Be Left Behind”

These wise words were uttered to me by my mother when I was a child. I was very quiet and easy going. I didn’t want to cause problems and deal with conflict. People took unfair advantage of me. I let this happen. I taught people how to treat me. I was a human doormat! It wasn’t until my early thirties when I grew up. I learned that if I spoke up for what I wanted and when I was wronged, people would have a new respect for me. They would know that I wasn’t a pushover. Oh how I wish that I listened to my mother earlier in my life!

What childhood advice have you gotten?