Are you an effective complainer?

Here’s a subject that I know is challenging for us highly sensitive people. I personally don’t like conflict, but sometimes it’s necessary to get what we want and deserve. Here’s a helpful article that can help us.

Four tips to be an effective complainer by Dan Gregory & Kieran Flanagan

Getting what you want comes from being willing to be a little irritating. Here’s how to be a better squeaky wheel. Continue reading “Are you an effective complainer?”

Are you brave enough to claim your independence?

Are you brave enough to claim your independence? Independence Day is annually celebrated on July 4 in the United States and is often known as “the Fourth of July”. It is the anniversary of the publication of the declaration of independence from Great Britain in 1776 when they were treated unfairly. Patriotic displays and family events are organized throughout the United States.

Are you an independent person? By that I mean, are you free of cruel and unfair treatment by people who have power over you? It could be a spouse, a friend, a boss, co-workers, or possibly your kids. Continue reading “Are you brave enough to claim your independence?”

Do you take other people’s crap?

Do you take other people’s crap? By taking other people’s crap I mean… Do you let other people say or do inappropriate things to you that you don’t deserve?

I must admit that when I was a child, I didn’t defend myself and let people walk over me. I was a human doormat! The best advice that my mother ever gave me was…”Speak up for yourself or you’ll be left behind.”

These are words of wisdom that I should have heeded many years before I actually did. I found that the better I felt about myself, the more I spoke up for myself. Continue reading “Do you take other people’s crap?”

Are you too trusting?

Are you too trusting? I’ve been. I’m learning that I can’t trust others until they have earned my trust. It’s never a good idea to reveal too much about yourself until you’ve gained some familiarity with the other person/persons.

Why do highly sensitive people seem to be an open book too soon in professional and personal relationships? For me, I’ve been naive in thinking that everyone has honorable intentions. In the real world, this just isn’t true. Continue reading “Are you too trusting?”