• HSP

    Lie Detection – A Superpower

    What’s one of the worst things we can experience? Being lied to. To our faces!!! That breach of trust cuts most of us deeply, it is such a horrible thing to feel that someone cannot for whatever reason be honest. Oh, I know we all lie at times but mostly they’re harmless enough – little white lies. “The dog ate my homework” “I had a dodgy curry last night so I can’t come into work” “No, I didn’t take the last cookie” “I can’t go out tonight, I’ve got a headache” People mostly lie to protect themselves or others and most aren’t going to result in the end of the world…

  • HSP

    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…

  • 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…

  • Introvert

    I’ve Found You

    If you haven’t read part one of this story, you can read it here. The next couple of years were spent seeing psychiatric nurses, psychiatrists, psychologists and they all got me moving forwards again. This great work was set back when I found myself in an emotionally abusive relationship that was the stuff of nightmares. I found the courage to escape after a year of mental torture and haven’t looked back. I moved closer to my parents so I could lean on them for emotional support when I needed it and continued to “find myself “. I started to make friends which meant there was occasional socialising and of course…