Since childhood I have been overtly and keenly aware of my surroundings.
Any intense stimuli seemed to effect me dozens of times more extremely
than my fellow human beings. Now, people such as this have also been
labeled empaths, introverts and conversely, babies, dramatic, or silly.
Much of my life I have felt singled out or misunderstood; others would
say I was exaggerating my emotional reactions to certain things. All of
us have very specific and varied personalities and many moments I have
been embarrassed or ashamed of my intense emotions-of which I cannot
hide by the way. I wear my emotions like a beacon in the night; I can’t
deny the way I am feeling at any given moment.
Now the first time I was made aware of Highly Sensitive People-the
diagnosis (HSP), was my first appointment with a very effective psychologist.
After asking me a battery of questions in which all answers were yes,
and after each answer I felt a bit more relieved; she handed me this
I struggle with labels and I hesitate to label myself or others but when
this ‘personality type’ was revealed to me I finally felt like I understood
something more about who I was. Sometimes we need to have someone
to reveal the missing piece of the puzzle so we don’t remain lost in the
abyss of being misunderstood by not only ourselves but others as well.
I am over forty now and I still do not have a grasp on how to live in a
world that seems to be on steroids; but I know I need to learn to adjust
because hibernating in a cocoon does not serve me.
I am looking for the answers. Here is a list of great ideas that are logical
and easy to achieve and implement:
If you fit the bill as a HSP; there are so many positive attributes that we
need to embrace and remember. Please do not beat yourself up about this.
Here is a lovely article “It’s Good to be Sensitive”:
Morning Meditation: Bubble of Protection
Highly Sensitive-The Film
Highly Sensitive Person-Website-Very Informative
Highly Sensitive Souls-Self Test & Test for Children
Sixteen Habits of Highly Sensitive People-Huffington Post
Grounding Meditation for Highly Sensitive People
Evening Meditation for Highly Sensitive People:
Peace, Love & Namaste to my Fellow Sensitive Souls-Em