Sensitive People’s Inverted Hierarchy Of Needs

Posted on October 24, 2017 by Maria Hill. Categories: Uncategorized.

A few months back, I attended a talk by Dave Markowitz, the author of Self-Care For The Self-Aware, in the events room of a metaphysical bookstore filled with highly sensitive people and empaths looking for insights and help. The energy in the room was electric. As it often happens when I attend a group event […]

Why HSPs Have Trouble With Controlling People

If you are alive, you have met controlling people. Controlling people can drive anyone crazy, but If you are a highly sensitive person, you may find the effect of controlling very difficult to live with. Controlling people can certainly have that effect on me. Controlling people will probably not understand why their behavior is problematic […]

Masking Our Intuitive Sensitivity

  It’s two days before Halloween as my wife and I head to our favorite Italian restaurant in the city.  Entering the foyer of the restaurant, I notice a message written on the chalkboard listing the night’s specials. In addition to mussels with plenty of garlic and Venetian zuppa de peoci soup, a psychic is […]

Race, Culture and HSPs: "Black People Don’t Do Therapy"

  I am no doubt an HSP. I’ve read Elaine Aron’s wonderful and eye-opening books, I’ve taken the quizzes in the workbooks and I’ve been greatly helped by much of the advice given on HSP websites and by knowing that I’m not alone. And like very many HSPs I’ve suffered bouts of depression and very […]

Trust And The Highly Sensitive Person

Because we are all vulnerable, trust is one of the most important issues for human beings and especially for highly sensitive people who have a lot of awareness from all of the energy they take in. What Is Trust? According to the Free Dictionary, trust has many different faces. It is: about individual behavior and character […]

When Conformity And Stewardship Collide

Do you ever feel that inner conflicts can’t be resolved? Does your desire to belong and be accepted conflict with other desires? Does your higher self ever feel left out? Conflicts About Conformity Conformity and stewardship: sometimes they work in harmony and other times they collide. All societies create structures and norms that define daily […]

Does Ghosting Apply To Sensitive People?

Ghosting is a relatively new term that is applied primarily to dating. However, it is applicable to many areas of life including families. Ghosting is actually a complex subject which means it can be easy to oversimplify it. This is the Urban Dictionary definition: The act of suddenly ceasing all communication with someone the subject is […]

Identity And Thoughts: Changing The Cultural Narrative For Highly Sensitive People

Do your thoughts drive you crazy? Do you ruminate a lot and feel that you are going around in circles? Do you think that your thoughts control you? What Are Our Thoughts? Our thoughts are mental pictures that we create.  They often seem automatic and out-of-control. They are a natural consequence of our interaction with daily […]

The Loneliness Problem

  If we took a survey of HSPs, how many would say they are lonely?  Loneliness is not the same as being alone. Being alone and enjoying it come from our full engagement with life.  Loneliness is something else. Loneliness often feels like we have been graded and found wanting.  It feels like a suffocating […]