Is it hard to shut your mind off and stop thinking? You are not alone. One of the defining characteristics of being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) is deep processing. It can leave us stuck in analysis paralysis, without reaching a conclusion or beginning to act. That’s why I’ve written these 10 tips for transforming overthinking as a Highly Sensitive Person.
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research study came out in the psychological community this summer stating that there were significant similarities between those with vulnerable narcissism and the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) trait. While initially many were curious, Dr. Elaine Aron, initial researcher and author of The Highly Sensitive Person, published a rebuttal stating why the Highly Sensitive Person trait is not connected to narcissism.
In the workplace, the characteristics of the trait can show up as both beneficial and challenging–not only for the HSP, but for their managers and coworkers, too. Managing and working with Highly Sensitive People well is a worthy goal.
There’s lots of discussion in the highly sensitive community about the best jobs for Highly Sensitive People. It seems we’ve earned the self-imposed reputation for cultivating careers that work best for our need for quiet, self-directed, focused work. I’ve been a highly sensitive entrepreneur for 20 years (even though I didn’t know about the HSP trait until a handful of years ago). Right out of college, I had experience cubicle life working in high-tech public relations. I knew that I would eventually go into business for myself.
It’s amazing how much we can learn from the comfort of our own homes. Many professionals have created online Highly Sensitive Person courses to develop a better understanding of ourselves and find resources. Finding out that you’re a Highly Sensitive Person can feel unsettling at first; thankfully, there are many trained, insightful teachers who can help you learn more about the trait of high sensitivity and boost your confidence in all areas of life.
Books help us uncover knowledge and often are the most helpful way to learn about the trait of the Highly Sensitive Person. Parenting Highly Sensitive children is hard and books can offer insight, help, and advice on best practices to work into our parenting arsenal. Highly Sensitive Children (HSC) often require more attention, more guidance, and more help as they navigate the world filled with stimulation.Each of these nine books offers insight and help in the parenting of highly sensitive kids: