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How Highly Sensitive People Interact With The World Differently

Highly sensitive people have been labeled a lot of ways in the past, like fragile, over-emotional and intense. But there's more to a highly sensitive person than just excess crying and a whole ton of feelings.<p>Those with an empathetic personality are actually biologically wired to behave the way …

Personality

Breaking Silence, Blogging Mindfully

I have been deciding what to say about not saying anything.<p>Just over a week ago, I was immersed in silence. I didn’t post, text, email, or make a …

Mind

The danger of believing your own press - Geotraveler's Niche

<b>Thoughts on how we navigate an industry which operates from a place of scarcity when in fact the sky is big enough for all birds to fly …

Characteristics of Highly Sensitive People

Here are a few characteristics of empaths who have not learned to filter out other people’s emotions or manage their own energy:<p>• You constantly feel …

5 Tips to Reduce Stress for Introvert and Highly-Sensitive Authors

If you're an Introvert or Highly-Sensitive author, launching your book can traumatize you naturally. This excessive stress can lead to a condition I've named PPTSD (Post-Publishing Traumatic Stress Disorder). The name sounds funny. But its effects are serious.<p>(Read my feature about PPTSD here).<p>How …

Introverts

Are You a Highly Sensitive Person? How to Set Up Your Home & Routines to Best Fit Your Life

I've been reading about the designation of Highly Sensitive People (and greatly identifying with it). Highly Sensitive People are particularly aware …

Introverts

Knowing It’s Time to Let Go of Toxic People

To the Empath being in harmony with people in life is essential to their health and wellbeing. Toxic friendships can cause untold pain and damage to …

Are You an Empath? (And How to Take Care of Yourself If You Are)

<i>T</i><i>he Energy Healing Site is a unique, free resource. It takes me (Nancy) many hours each week to sustain and expand it. If it is valuable to you,</i> …

What it Means to Have the Heart of an Empath.

The word <i>ordinary</i> ceases to exist in your dictionary.<p>Every experience resides on either end of an extreme.<p>Every day you see things that evoke so much …

Cheryl Richardson on Protecting Our High Sensitivity

<b>Express your blessed creativity</b>Author, coach and speaker <b>Cheryl Richardson</b> says:<i>“The more you become your own best champion, supporter, cheerleader,</i> …

Creativity

The Sponge People

Virginia is a medical researcher who came to see me in a last-ditch attempt to deal with overwhelming negative emotions that tended to beset her at …

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Top 10 Things Every INFJ Wants You to Know

<b>Are you an INFJ? Do you often feel lonely or misunderstood?</b><p>INFJ is the rarest Myers-Briggs personality type accounting for less than 2% of the …

15 Things To Remember If You Love An Empath

How to love an Empath, let me count the ways: fiercely, honestly and with all you’ve got.<p>We don’t take love lightly so when we <i>truly</i> choose to open …

Relationships

30 traits of an Empath (How to know if you’re an Empath)

What is an empath?<p>Being an empath is when you are affected by other people’s energies, and have an innate ability to intuitively feel and perceive …

Being an Introvert, Living the Writing Life

I just got back from a lovely nature vacation. The rugged peaks and clear brooks made it serene. The group we were with made it real.<p>I'm not that …

Feel to Live: The Secret Life of an Empath

Confession. I’m an empath.<p>I feel other people's emotions as if they’re my own.<p>Often, their pain. On an unusually strong level.<p>Whether I know them or …

Emotions

Empaths and Limiting Social Media

I’m not one to collect, intentionally at least, Facebook friends and social media followers to prove my popularity or to offer, the trendier term, …

I Feel Your Pain: An Empath's Guide to Staying Balanced

I Feel Your Pain: An Empath’s Guide to Staying Balanced<p>Do you often wonder which emotions are yours, and which belong to someone else? When people …

Emotions

10 Tips for Highly Sensitive People | World of Psychology

When I completed Elaine Aron’s Highly Sensitive Person Self-Test, I checked 24 statements. Out of 27.<p>I checked everything from being bothered by …

Susan Cain’s "Quiet: The Power of Introverts…": A Review

Susan Cain’s Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking (2012) is an intriguing and important work. Cain thoughtfully explores …

Introverts

INFP Careers, Jobs, & Majors

By Dr. A.J. Drenth<p>The INFP does not want just any job or career. INFPs want to do something they love, something they are passionate about. They want …

Compatibility and Dating Advice for INFP Relationships | MBTI Personalities

For an INFP, relationships may be less numerous but those that are formed are often long-lasting. This Myers-Briggs personality is defined as …

13 Things Anyone Who Loves A Highly Sensitive Person Should Know

When I was in kindergarten, a boy in my class tossed my favorite book over our elementary school fence. I remember crying profusely, not because I was sad to see it go, but because I was <i>so furious</i> that he was such a bully. It was probably one of the first times I expressed my sensitivity to my …

Personality

Daughter channels grief into stunning ‘Wonderland’ photos

“The trigger for the way photography changed my life was my mother’s diagnosis with cancer,” artist Kirsty Mitchell says. “Photography became my …

Design

Are You A Highly Sensitive Person? Here's How To Protect Your Energy

We all need to create healthy boundaries. Whether you're highly sensitive (like I am) or not, this is an essential daily practice that helps you …

Escapism: Leave Your Fantasy World And Live In Reality

“The Difference Between Medicine and Poison is in the Dose" by Circa Survive<p>“Did you ever wish you were somebody else?" This line from one of my all …