Adviser or Warrior

    HSPs are estimated to be among 15-20% of the population. Elaine Aron is the one who first coined the term Highly Sensitive Person and has written quite a lot on the subject but she wasn’t the first person to acknowledge this in people. Carl Jung first wrote about this but called it something else. It was something like innate intuitiveness or sensitivity. Search Google and you’ll find it. Better still, read a book. Forgive me, dear reader, this is not a formal or educational blog so you will need to put up with my amazing ability to forget important things. I’m here to share myself.  Elaine Aron describes HSPs as…

  • Random

    Another Orbit Achieved

    Dear friends, it would appear that I’ve orbited the sun again and will celebrate [insert number] years on this planet. The only thing I will share is my cake – enjoy this slice! (If you have food sensitivities, remember, this is the internet….your slice is made to YOUR specifications) And with that, I shall go and enjoy my day, which will probably involve something relatively bland for most of your tastes. I am an INFJ, there is no such thing as bland – it’s all great if it’s what I want to do!  

  • Brushtail Possum

    And Then There Was a Tragedy

    I heard a strange noise outside overnight and at first thought, it sounded like our local bandicoot rummaging around the back garden but my cat was going nuts trying to find the noise. He’s also a good signal that something isn’t right in our immediate vicinity but that usually has something to do with another animal. I came out into the backyard to see what it was and while it sounded a little like the bandicoot, there was something that made me think otherwise. I silently watched and waited. One of our regular nocturnal visitors, a brush-tailed possum was on the ground under the bird of paradise plants. This was…

  • Moods

    Recurring dreams and other annoyances

    I’m having a bad day today. My mind is whirling and I’m thinking all the thoughts. I have a number of things that I want to do and other things I could do but I’m stuck in a sea of thoughts and lethargy.  Friends, this is really sucky. My mind is often full of thoughts, it’s how I roll, but when the thoughts start to highlight what isn’t quite working in my life they can get overwhelming. And here I am today.  I think what has contributed in a major way is a recurring dream I’ve been having over the last few months. I don’t usually give my dreams much…

  • Relationships

    INFJ/HSP Sisters

    One of the worst things for an INFJ is not knowing someone else who can really understand you. It can leave you feeling isolated, misunderstood and frustrated. If I remember correctly, it’s said that HSPs are 15-20% of the population, but the figure for INFJs is much lower at 1-2% and not all INFJs are HSPs. I’m extremely lucky that my sister is also both of these as well. I imagine that’s not too common but I’m so grateful that I have someone close who gets me so well. I will be honest though, it’s not always a bed of roses and I’ll get to that shortly. As far back…