Highly Sensitive People are extremely creative. You will find them in occupations that offer an outlet for their creativity in such positions as musicians, actors, dancers, painters, crafters, web designers, architects, landscapers and gardeners, and even plastic surgeons. Their creativity tends to benefit others in ways that offer and provide beauty and fulfillment. There is nearly always an emotional element to what they create, as they put their whole heart into their passions and their creativity is just a by-product of this.
It would come to no surprise to find that many Goths and Victorians are Highly Sensitive People. It takes quite a creative streak to apply the makeup and on the clothing and accessories they do, and do it beautifully. The less creative would be inclined to tear off their clothes, wipe off the pale face cream and throw on their sweats after just a few days (or even hours) of applying cosmetics, corsets, and outer-coats. But, I'm getting sidetracked here. Highly Sensitive People also pour their creative energies into art, music, acting, or becoming extraordinary entrepreneurs. Some delve into multiple talents.
The point I am stressing is that when Highly Sensitive People have no outlet for creativity they become emotionally and physically pained. Energy that could be used to reach out to others in a positive and supportive way becomes stifled. This leads to frustration and, eventually, apathy.
My message here? Follow your bliss. Whether it is your appearance, a talent, or a belief, dare to be different. Use your creative energies in ways which deeply express the unique individual you are.
My web page, HSP Careers, includes information on how to be happier and healthier on the job (even in a position you hate), how to dress for success, how to market your talents, products and services if that's something you are interested in, and offers a personality test for discovering what makes you tick when you aren't sure what you really want to do.
Artwork: I Am Half Sick of Shadows by John W. Waterhouse
Mari J. Dionne ~ CHP, CLC
Whirligigs ~ Testicles
Accoucheur ~ A male mid-wife.
Kingsevil ~ A disease or swelling of the cervical lymph nodes.
Valitudinary ~ Subject to sickness; crazy.
Chime-Child ~ A child born on Sunday who was immune to witchcraft, could see ghosts, and was a natural healer.
Periblepsis ~ A delirious stare of the eyes.
Wormland ~ A churchyard.
Green-Sickness ~ A disease incident to virgins; sickly paleness, with green tint of complexion.
Tissek or Tissicky Cough ~ A tickling faint cough.
Multiplying Medicine ~ An elixer of the alchemists, used in making and multiplying gold.
Peat-Reek-Whisky ~ Highland whiskey, distilled over peat fires.
Belly-Brussen ~ A distended stomach or having a protuberant stomach.
Oint ~ To smear with an unctuous substance (usually having to do with painting or disguising something).
Farbed-Up ~ Confused
Nyctobasis ~ Somnambulism; to walk in one's sleep.
Roozles ~ Wretchedness of mind and body.
Coolth ~ Coolness (opposite of warmth).
Pharmacopolist ~ An apothecary.
Laver ~ To wash (before dinner).
Gothicism ~ To be rude or rudeness.
Desuetude ~ Lack of use.
Splay the Bream ~ To cut up that fish.
Doctor of Skill ~ A physician.
Pimpish ~ Dainty in the matter of food (taking in small quantities.)
Dendranthoplology ~ The theory that man sprang from trees.
Fash ~ Care, trouble, anxiety.
Satisfy Colon ~ To satisfy one's hunger.
Neurasthenia ~ Debility or impairment of the nerves.
Trollibags ~ The intestines.
Cothish ~ Faint, sickly, ailing.
Fogo ~ A disagreeable stink or smell.
With Squirrel ~ Pregnant
Pottinger ~ A cook, apothecary, druggist (Scotland).
Pomster ~ A quack doctor; to treat illness without knowledge or skill.
Bleflummery ~ Vain imaginings.
Venefice ~ A practice of poisoning.
Fish-Whole ~ As sound as a fish or healthy.
Weaponsalve ~ A salve that was supposed to cure the wound by applying it to the weapon that caused it.
Overset ~ To recover from mental shock.
Fordolked ~ Wounded.
Witchify ~ To bewitch.
Wamblecropped ~ Humiliated
Naufrage ~ Shipwreck
Peffle ~ In a nervous state.
Measondue ~ A hospital or poor house.
Dead-Nip ~ A blue mark on the body not caused by an injury or any known cause...sometimes called a witch's nip.
Sadly On ~ Expressing that a person is ill or in a bad way.
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