What Do HSPs Appreciate about Being Highly Sensitive?

As we kick off the HSP Life Re-Design course with The Shift Network, students are re-writing the story of their lives as highly sensitive people. Part of the re-writing and re-design comes from a focus on the positive. As humans, we often find ourselves thinking more about the challenges. It is a good strategy since it helps motivate us to create change for the better. But, HSPs who want to re-set, re-create, re-write, and re-design their lives benefit from a conscious focus on the positive like we are doing in the course. 

If you wish you could join us, it’s not too late. Every session is recorded (video, audio, and transcript) so you can definitely catch up. New students are welcome until September 27th, and if you start by the 20th, you can even still register for continuing education. Here is the link to find out more (just in case).

Remember, there are as many ways to be highly sensitive as there are highly sensitive people in the world (potentially almost two billion!) We are unique and diverse within our trait–evenly spread across gender and ethnicity, 70% introvert and 30% extrovert, and complex in our combinations of temperaments. 

AND we are…

  • Intuitive
  • Life is so much richer if you are aware of the subtleties
  • Take time to smell the roses.
  • Diffusing family tensions or arguments
  • Notice details others miss
  • Find risks easily
  • Dancer with popping imagination and soul sense
  • I recover quickly and fill nurtured by nature and art
  • The ability to perceive things that will help me take better decisions
  • We are more aware of subtle changes in others’ emotions that many people miss
  • Deep thinker
  • Creativity
  • My attention to detail is exceptional in my HR work
  • Empathy
  • A good host (lighting, ambiance)
  • Artistic
  • More understanding and compassionate of others
  • I notice things before others do
  • Being an HSP has blessed my writing and makes me a more sensitive parent and grandparent
  • I can appreciate the beauty of art and nature much more deeply
  • Depth of understanding
  • We are more aware of subtle changes in others’ emotions that many people miss
  • I’m easily nourished by nature
  • Greater ability to attune to others, both humans and animals
  • I notice others distress easily
  • Deeply caring and supportive
  • Sense how others are feeling and communicate with them accordingly
  • Caring
  • See the big picture…and have ways to get there.
  • Good at school
  • Creative problem solver, resourceful, intuitive, creative
  • Extremely creative
  • I shop later in the evening when there are less people in the stores.
  • And notice very subtle details
  • I am very sensitive to others and that makes me an excellent therapist, mom, wife, and friend
  • I notice subtle shifts in others’ moods
  • See the beauty in life
  • Reading other people’s energy, I’m learning to trust my intuition better and stay clear of some people who are not healthy to be around
  • I notice group dynamics and personality traits as easily as breathing
  • It’s forced me/invited me to slow down, reflect, engage in spiritual practices, and accept myself as I am
  • Connect intensely with nature and feel the beautiful in the world – all at once like a symphony
  • Advantages: Guided by intuition, See beauty in all things (which allows Deeper JOY), Empathic good friend, Creative
  • Greater ability to attune to others, both humans and animals
  • Our emotional well-being can improve more quickly than others in response to encouragement, therapy, and positive events
  • Noticing the beauty of the shadows on the floor
  • I am a very thoughtful friend and attuned mom 🙂 thanks to my high sensitivity.

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Wondering if you are highly sensitive?

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