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 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
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.
Also see The HSP Daily for articles and tips on thriving as a Highly Sensitive Person in today's world.
About the Author
I'm a Highly Sensitive Person with a passion for researching ancient philosophies and old world remedies with my cat Blinker by my side. You can learn more about me here.
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Old World Forgotten Health Terms
Fish-Whole ~ as sound as a fish or healthy
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, as in "do not fash yerself."
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
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
Whirligigs or Tallywags ~ testicles
Betwattled ~ to be surprised, confounded, out of one’s senses
Blind Cupid ~ the backside
Bone Box ~ the mouth
Dicked in the Nob ~ silly, crazed
Head Rails ~ teeth
Hickey ~ tipsy, hiccupping
Knowledge box ~ a term for the head