When I first discovered I was a Highly Sensitive Person I was a bit put on edge when I read how we Highly Sensitive People feel more deeply and react more strongly to our internal and external environment more than the general population does. Meaning, we absorb so many different types of energy around us and have to, somehow, process it all as it filters through us or end up suffering from physical symptoms caused by our own emotional reactions to it.
It seemed to me that this new information I had discovered about myself just meant I was going to be cursed forever with trying to figure out how to successfully manage being me while 'vibes' attacked me from every angle as I walked through my life. I found this news overwhelming, to say the least.
Talk about feeling vulnerable. I felt as if I had been diagnosed with a terminal illness. I didn't want to feel this way, but, somehow, even though I was relieved at finding out why I was different than others, the answer had me resisting any acceptance of it, at least until I learned how to reduce some of my sensitivity enough to begin seeing the perks.
So, what are the perks? I can only speak for myself, but here goes.
The Perks of Being a Highly Sensitive Person
Enjoying your senses more than others do (touching, tasting, smelling, hearing, seeing, sensing).
Being able to go to a place in your mind where you are safe in your imagination.
Being able to love, love, love and love some more and teach others how to.
Determining who's on the phone before you see the number.
Forgiving more easily (to let go of hurt).
Caring about the environment and nature.
Knowing right away when there is seriously something to be afraid of in an environment.
Communicating with those who have crossed over, even if it's just a feeling, a smell, a sound or a glimpse.
Instinctively knowing we are a part of something larger than ourselves.
Knowing when there is something wrong with a friend or family member without being told.
Having a healthy curiousity about everything.
Having the right words to say or when to be silent when it is most important.
Envisioning the likely course of events from any given solution.
Being creative and resourceful.
Willingness to be quirky, different, unusual or nontraditional.
We HSPs are a wonderful group of beings and it's important to remember the positive attributes we share as HIghly Sensitive People and contribute to humanity as a whole.
To learn more about the trait of sensitivity, click here.
Artwork: Aphrodite by William Adolphe Bouguereau
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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