My emotional reactivity, anxiety, and shame weren’t only about being a highly sensitive person — it also had to do with unhealed trauma.
Highly sensitive people tend to play certain “roles” for family members — like peacekeeper, rescuer, and “holder of the emotions.” Here’s how to switch to a healthier dynamic.
Say it with me, empaths: “I’m allowed to have limits and voice them.”
Sadly, many highly sensitive people feel like something’s wrong with them. They’ve been told they’re “too needy” or “too emotional.”
To thrive as a highly sensitive person, I needed to start by seeing myself differently. Not as a weirdo with too many feelings, but as a valuable soul with a tender heart and depth.