Saturday, April 26, 2008

How do HSP's cope?

I know it sounds awful to say that misery loves company, but I have to admit that I'm relieved to find that I'm not the only one that recognizes themselves in the list of HSP traits. If you're one, you understand the emptiness of feeling alone in a crowd, at a party, or in a marriage that isn't working.

I've just begun to think about what this means for me and how it manifests, but just like with so many other things, I've decided to consider this a blessing rather than a curse. Of course I realize that being highly sensitive to your environment (places and people) can be problematic, but rather than dwell on that, I'm choosing to focus my energies on learning how to minimize the challenges and maximizing the benefits.

There seem to be a few books on the subject, but so far I've only found one article with tips on coping strategies: 14 Success Strategies For Highly Sensitive People. There must be more. I'll keep looking. Perhaps I'll make my own list. Please feel free to post if you have suggestions.

1 comment:

Nancie said...

Thanks for sharing these 2 posts, Syd, and the helpful link to the success strategy. Like you, I too hope to learning how to minimize the challenges and maximizing the benefits. I think every character traits has its pros and cons. I was just pondering over at my blog how to cope with perfectionism. And HSP is another issue for me to work on too :-)

Hope you have a blessed Lord's day.