“Stop being so sensitive” is probably your least favorite phrase — but is it part of a much bigger problem?
To HSPs, job satisfaction is often about doing meaningful work. But due to their extremely high levels of empathy, this work can also burn them out.
Receiving validation feels incredible — until you end up in the “People-Pleaser Trap.” Here’s how to change your people-pleasing behavior.
One example of a cognitive distortion is “filtering,” when you look at a situation through metaphorical binoculars and focus on the negatives vs. the positives.
HSPs may be more sensitive to constructive criticism, because they feel things more deeply than others.
Particularly for highly sensitive people, a play ethic helps reduce overstimulation and increase a sense of calm.
When you live life through your subconscious mind — which absorbs experiences like a sponge — it can make it easier for unhealthy patterns to continue.
One way to stop taking things personally as an HSP is to ask yourself if what someone did or said is rooted in facts — or is it just your interpretation?
From absorbing others’ emotions to having a “sixth sense” about things, you may be a sensitive person and not even realize it.