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4 Thoughts on “Highly Sensitive Me

  1. Alissa M on December 12, 2011 at 7:05 pm said:

    I know we talked about this…I can relate all too well, and that’s really friggin crazy because I, too, used to relate to those songs. I had those two on repeat. No joke! I’m glad I’m not a lone. It’s very difficult being a HSP. I used to be so shy that when teachers would call on me in class (at random) I would just start crying. It was awful. I think I need to read this book…does it offer any coping skills? Or does it just explain the nature of the HSP?

    • It does offer coping skills although I’m only at the beginning of the book still. Can’t hurt to read it. I started to tell my mom about HSP and I think she just thinks it’s another one of those madeup things I read about. She just doesn’t think like I do, everything is what it is but I need to understand things. At least knowing what t his is helps me feel less out-of-control and less bizarre.

  2. I’ve highly sensitive, too. I’ve been criticized for it and even ridiculed for it all my life, but it mostly doesn’t bother me anymore. I’ve embraced it: 
    http://elizabethbarone.net/2011/10/01/how-my-depression-made-me-a-better-person/  and http://elizabethbarone.net/2011/12/18/how-i-changed-and-yet-stayed-the-same/ I still have to be careful with a lot of things. For example, there are certain songs I can’t listen to while driving, because they make me tear up for no reason. Most movies make me cry, even if they’re not sad. Disney movies almost always make me cry. “It’s so happy,” I’ll think as I bawl my eyes out during Belle’s “I want adventure in the great wide somewhere” song in Beauty and the Beast. It’s pretty amusing to me now. I used to try to hide it but now I’m just like, “Whatever. If someone doesn’t like it, fuck ’em.” On the other hand, though, people’s angry or nervous energy rubs right off on me, so I have to be careful with whom I spend my time with. I feel everything.

    I always thought I was some kind of freak, too… until I discovered the internet. I really, really love this place of ours.


    • Sunday night one of my FAVORITE shows (see recent post) had a really tragic ending, it was just the season finale. I found out that 2 more (1 left last season) of the characters are leaving. I went to bed sobbing because I felt like I was losing them and they brought so much joy to my life. Luckily my husband understands where this is coming from and doesn’t think I’m a freak. Also, my friend and I have a term called “A Pina Colada Moment” because once I burst into tears in the car listening to the Pina Colada Song.

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