Phobias & Sensitivities
What Is It Like Living With Rejection Sensitive Dysphoria?
Rejection sensitive dysphoria is a debilitating emotional state that feels like a physical manifestation of emotional pain to the sufferer. I'm lucky to be able to dissociate from my RSD so as to analyze it and offer a clear and fair perspective of what it is like to experience it.
The Highly Sensitive Person and Coping With Noise Sensitivities
Noise can be a source of great distress and frustration for an HSP. This article explores some of the ways we can manage the noise input around us.
My Daughter's Struggle With Emetophobia (Fear of Throwing Up)
Emetophobia, the fear of throwing up, is the fifth most common phobia in the world. A mother shares her daughter's journey through this paralyzing fear and how, eventually, through exposure therapy, her daughter finds relief and hope to pursue her dreams.
Finding a Career Match from the Perspective of the Highly Sensitive Person
If you are a highly sensitive person (HSP), you may have faced a variety of struggles with work. This article examines some of the challenges and difficulties HSPs face at work and why they exist.
Life as an HSP: 10 Types of Highly Sensitive People
As a highly sensitive person, I regularly scour the Internet and bookshops for more material that may shed light on this wonderful gift we highly sensitive people know as the HSP trait.
Life as an HSP: Highly Sensitive People Are More at Risk for Social Anxiety
As highly sensitive people, we sense everything—though we might not always want to. At those times when we need to retreat but can't, are we at risk of developing social anxiety?
Life as an HSP: 25 Wonderful Aspects of Highly Sensitive People
Highly sensitive people make up 15-20% of the population, which translates to millions of people. Why then are they so widely misunderstood? Here are 25 gifts HSPs share with the world.
The Challenge of Friendships as a Highly Sensitive Person
Highly sensitive people often struggle with friendships and relationships. This article explores where the difficulties arise and offers thoughts on how an HSP can form more lasting friendships.