Category Archives: Highly Sensitive Person

Are You Taking Advantage of this HSP Benefit?



“It is both a blessing and a curse to feel things so very deeply.” ~ Annonymous

This quotation is one that couldn’t be more true for those of us who identify with being Highly Sensitive People. We feel things deeply. And sometimes that’s the best thing in the world . . . and sometimes we’d rather not feel anything at all.

A lot of the time, it’s so easy for us to be overwhelmed by the “curse” aspect of feeling things deeply that we completely forget about the blessing that comes along with that. We forget that being sensitive can have some incredibly good benefits too.Continue Reading

How to Use Technology Without Feeling Overwhelmed (For Introverts and HSPs)


In my last post, I talked about the fact that a lot of what we think of as relaxing (watching TV, browsing pinterest, checking facebook, etc) isn’t really as relaxing as we think it is. Since most of us use computers, smartphone, tablets, and TVs every day, and since technology is an inevitable part of our modern world, it’s important for introverts and highly sensitive people to learn how to use these devices in a way that won’t leave us feeling overwhelmed.

While it’s important for extroverts and non-highly sensitive people to manage their technology use wisely, too, it’s especially important for introverts and highly sensitive people because we are more easily affected by subtler forms of stimulation and because we reach the point of overwhelm much sooner.

These are some of my favorite ways to use technology without feeling overwhelmed, and, even though each of these are just small changes, they can make a big difference in the way that technology use affects us.Continue Reading

Are You Really Relaxing as Much as You Think You Are?



Relaxation is a pretty big deal for introverts and highly sensitive people. We need our downtime and our quiet times to recharge our energy. Especially on busy days or times when we’ve reached our threshold for overstimulation overload, we really need some time to rest and relax.

The problem is, though, that a lot of the time we think we’re relaxing when we really aren’t.Continue Reading

How to Tell If You’re A Highly Sensitive Person


Sometimes it can be a little bit confusing deciding whether you’re actually a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) or not. Taking the free HSP self-test, is the first step, of course, but even if you said “yes” to many of the statements, you might start reading down the list and thinking, “But doesn’t everybody feel that way?”

It’s true that anybody can feel overwhelmed by loud noises or crowds, or feel nervous and shaky performing in front of others, or feel annoyed if they have to do too many things at once. (And non-highly sensitive people aren’t insensitive either. Non-HSPs can still be sensitive in the sense of being able to be sensitive to the needs and feeling of others even if they aren’t as sensitive in the sense of being overstimulated easily.) Continue Reading