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Introversion - Highly Sensitive People (HSP) Resources

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Shyness, introversion and high sensitivity are different, but can overlap and interact. There are many resources for helping us thrive with these traits.

 

“We introverts often find ourselves succumbing to this pressure to join the fun, so we push past our point of psychic exhaustion…But we have to pace ourselves, manage our energy, and in this most wonderful time of the year, we sometimes have to rely on subterfuge to do so." Sophia Dembling

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Electrosensitivity - Acupuncturist feels renewed energy - YouTube

See longer video and more information in article: "Electromagnetic Fields and Health for Highly Sensitive People" http://highlysensitive.org/11024/electromagnetic-fields-and-health/

How can the electromagnetic fields we are exposed to most of the time in urban environments affect our health, especially when we are highly sensitive?

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Being A Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur

"It’s no accident that the coaching industry has exploded over the past five years, offering a litany of business building opportunities aimed at a more 'spiritual' practice of integrated business and marketing. Literally, as Highly Sensitive Entrepreneurs™, our time has come."


Learn more about resources to support you as a Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur at the Business Miracles main site http://theinnerentrepreneur.com/BMHSE

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The Highly Sensitive Creative Person

Are creative people more likely to be highly sensitive?

Writer Carolyn Gregoire in an article on the topic thinks one reason highly sensitive people may be so creative is an unusual depth of feeling – part of the personality trait of high sensitivity that psychologists and many creative people find supports creative exploration and expression.
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Judith Orloff on Coping With Emotional Overload

Judith Orloff on Coping With Emotional Overload | Highly Sensitive | Scoop.it

Judith Orloff, MD writes:

"Since emotions such as fear, anger, and frustration are energies, you can potentially “catch” them from people without realizing it.

"If you tend to be an emotional sponge, it’s vital to know how to avoid taking on an individual’s negative emotions or the free-floating kind in crowds."

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Medicating Women’s Feelings: what we need is more empathy, compassion, receptivity, emotionality and vulnerability, not less.

Medicating Women’s Feelings: what we need is more empathy, compassion, receptivity, emotionality and vulnerability, not less. | Highly Sensitive | Scoop.it

WOMEN are moody. By evolutionary design, we are hard-wired to be sensitive to our environments, empathic to our children’s needs and intuitive of our partners’ intentions.


This is basic to our survival and that of our offspring. Some research suggests that women are often better at articulating their feelings than men because as the female brain develops, more capacity is reserved for language, memory, hearing and observing emotions in others...


When we are overmedicated, our emotions become synthetic. For personal growth, for a satisfying marriage and for a more peaceful world, what we need is more empathy, compassion, receptivity, emotionality and vulnerability, not less.


We need to stop labeling our sadness and anxiety as uncomfortable symptoms, and to appreciate them as a healthy, adaptive part of our biology.



by Julie Holland


Via Edwin Rutsch
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ToKTutor's curator insight, March 2, 2015 9:53 AM

Title Five: Women's feelings & medication: emotions complement female instincts which shouldn't be checked by drugs.

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High Sensitivity, Creativity and Brain Differences

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"Sensitive persons looked at the scenes that had the subtle differences for a longer time than did non-sensitive persons, and showed significantly greater activation in brain areas involved in associating visual input with other input to the brain..."



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Programs for Introverts and Highly Sensitive People

Programs for Introverts and Highly Sensitive People | Highly Sensitive | Scoop.it
Multiple programs for introverted and/or highly sensitive people to better understand themselves, manage energy, increase confidence and release talents.
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Our High Sensitivity Personality

Our High Sensitivity Personality | Highly Sensitive | Scoop.it

Director Luc Besson commented about Milla Jovovich in their film “The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc” (1999) that “She has the same kind of passion and excess [as Joan] and, you know, she can laugh and she can cry two seconds afterwards. She can cry for an ant on the street. She has, like, no skin. She feels everything. Even the wind can make her cry.”

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A Resource Site for Introverted and Highly Sensitive People

A Resource Site for Introverted and Highly Sensitive People | Highly Sensitive | Scoop.it
The Sheep Dressed Like Wolves site helps introverted or highly sensitive people understand themselves, manage energy, gain confidence for creative lives.


Founder Andy Mort“I am a musician and songwriter who often struggles to get my quiet temperament working effectively towards my life’s goals and ambitions.

“I help encourage, inspire, and equip other introverted and Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) looking to find meaning and variety in their own lives."

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Developing Creativity

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Developing Creativity newsletter - "A Calling to Be Creative"; "Pain and suffering and developing creativity"; "Steve Jobs and Thinking Differently"; much more

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Shyness and High Sensitivity - On Stage or Off

Shyness and High Sensitivity - On Stage or Off | Highly Sensitive | Scoop.it

Many performers and actors experience shyness and are introverted or highly sensitive. Many people find performing changes their level of self confidence.


Amy Adams says, “Being an actress hasn’t made me insecure. I was insecure long before I declared I was an actress.”

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Many HSPs are quiet reserved people... yet many also enjoy the creativity of acting and being on stage. 

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» Sensitivity and Creativity: Cheryl Richardson and Alanis Morissette - The Creative Mind

» Sensitivity and Creativity: Cheryl Richardson and Alanis Morissette - The Creative Mind | Highly Sensitive | Scoop.it
Are you tired of conforming to society’s standards or the expectations of others just to fit in? Are you ready to allow the creative artist in you to emerge fully in the world?


Those quotes by coach and author Cheryl Richardson relate to her extensive writing and teaching on self-care for creative and highly sensitive people.

She is presenting “Self-Care for the Creative Soul” with Alanis Morissette – a retreat March 2-6, 2014, at Miraval Resort in Tucson, Arizona.

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Mastering emotional overload but still being highly sensitive

Mastering emotional overload but still being highly sensitive | Highly Sensitive | Scoop.it
As creativity coach Eric Maisel notes, emotion is the life blood of art - but that doesn’t mean you should be a slave to your emotions.
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Callie Carling's curator insight, January 21, 2014 9:03 AM

Interesting article ... very interesting!

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Being Sensitive But Rocking The Boat

Being Sensitive But Rocking The Boat | Highly Sensitive | Scoop.it

Being creative is about more than just creative ideas or innovative possibilities - you need to actually produce something of value in the world.


Maria Hill is founder of the site Sensitive Evolution, and expresses in her post “Rocking The Boat: An Important Life Skill” some helpful perspectives on being highly sensitive and creative:

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Susan Cain on Peak Performance for Introverts

The Peak Work Performance Summit http://thecreativemind.net/PWPS


Susan Cain is "the co-founder of Quiet Revolution, LLC and the author of the award-winning New York Times bestseller Quiet: The Power of Introverts in A World That Can’t Stop Talking, which has been translated into 40 languages, has appeared on many “Best of” lists, and was named the #1 best book of the year by Fast Company magazine, which also named Cain one of its Most Creative People in Business." [From Summit profile.]

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How to Avoid Holiday Stress

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Especially if you are a highly sensitive person, holiday seasons can bring challenges that may make it harder to keep your emotional equilibrium.
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Tapping for self-esteem & emotional health

Tapping for self-esteem & emotional health | Highly Sensitive | Scoop.it

Trauma and loss of self-esteem can be especially difficult when we are highly sensitive - many people say this Tapping approach to health is helpful. /

"My childhood was very difficult. My dad died in my arms when I was 14 and my mother was physically and emotionally abusive. We were poor, dysfunctional and quite unhappy. Maybe it was my own struggles that led me to know when I was 12 that what I wanted to do in life was to help other people suffer less and laugh more.” Lindsay Kenny

- Hear her conversation on Tapping free until 8PM EST today (Wed Mar 4 2015 - recordings after) at The Tapping World Summit

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Fear and the Highly Sensitive Person - The increasing impact of fear on your life

Fear and the Highly Sensitive Person - The increasing impact of fear on your life | Highly Sensitive | Scoop.it

"Fear is all around us. You feel it when you watch the news, of course. How can you not? Everything seems to be chaos...


"For those who are highly sensitive or empaths, this is even more of an issue, and it's not just fear, it's people's worries, thoughts, anger, depression, sadness. You can be taking it on from people, television, the air, etc, but not know that it's not all you."


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Programs for Introverts and Highly Sensitive People

Support for Introverts and Highly Sensitive People to thrive.
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Dr. Elaine Aron: update about "Sensitive--The Untold Story" PART 2 on Vimeo

Elaine Aron explains high sensitivity to those who do not have the trait. In this short video Elaine Aron packs in all the basic information about high sensitivity,…
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Actors and High Sensitivity | Highly Sensitive

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Scarlett Johansson: “Sometimes I wish I wasn’t so sensitive." //

Nicole Kidman: "Most actors are highly sensitive people." //

Taye Diggs says he has been acting for as long as he has been shy.

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Cutting and high sensitivity | TalentDevelop

Cutting and high sensitivity | TalentDevelop | Highly Sensitive | Scoop.it
People engage in self-injury for various reasons, including regulating their emotional states and trying to manage situations in their environment.


Some deal with their high sensitivity very well, with adequate self care and respecting their needs for boundaries and retreating, but some people take drugs, and others self-injure to deal with their stress and anxiety, which can be heightened with the trait of high sensitivity. News reports suggest that teens "are harming themselves at rates higher than previously suspected”

Angelina Jolie said, "I don't cut myself now..."

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Shyness, Introversion, Sensitivity - What's the Difference?

Shyness, Introversion, Sensitivity - What's the Difference? | Highly Sensitive | Scoop.it

Shyness, introversion and high sensitivity may share some qualities, and they can overlap and interact, but they are not the same.

Many people may think of themselves as shy or at least call themselves shy as a convenient label – or they may be characterized that way by other people – when actually they are highly sensitive or introverted and therefore feel more emotionally safe and comfortable in less social situations.



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Introverted, Shy or Highly Sensitive in the Arts

Introverted, Shy or Highly Sensitive in the Arts | Highly Sensitive | Scoop.it

Like many talented artists, Emma Watson identifies herself as introverted:


“I feel like I’ve been given a lot of credit where it isn’t due that I don’t like to party. The truth is that I’m genuinely a shy, socially awkward, introverted person."

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The Art of Extreme Self-Care course

The Art of Extreme Self-Care course | Highly Sensitive | Scoop.it

Cheryl Richardson: "The more you become your own best champion, supporter, cheerleader, and trusted confidant, the better able you’ll be to fully and joyfully express your blessed creativity. That’s when your art becomes more and more successful in the world. It begins with treating yourself with love, respect, kindness, and compassion."

 

Learn more about her Live Online Course: "The Art of Extreme Self-Care" starting Feb 12, 2014. http://highlysensitive.org/TAoESC

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