Have you ever been accused of being “too sensitive”? Perhaps you tear up when watching a Folgers Christmas commercial or you can’t function properly if you get too hungry? Maybe you can feel the emotions of others, as if they were your own? In other words, have you ever felt like you were just a little different from everyone else? Well, it’s possible you’re sensitive… just like me.
Today’s podcast was inspired by a recent conversation I had with an old friend. We were joking about our particular tendencies and she asked if I had ever looked into the work of Elaine Aron. Her website, The Highly Sensitive Person, has a quick survey to see if you fit the description of someone who may be just a tad more aware of the world around you.
When I took the survey a light bulb went off! Yep, I am deeply moved by the arts. Yep, I can’t watch violent films and TV shows (despite being in a few!). Yep, I am incredibly aware of sounds in my environment. Yep, I have a rich, complex inner life. (When I took the survey, I scored 16!)
Whoa. I guess I’m kinda sensitive.
Now, I don’t think this is a bad thing in the least, mind you. It’s just a wee insight into how my natural born tendencies guide me through my life. I found it so fascinating, I decided to chat about it on the Podcast. Give it a listen and if this sounds like you, why not leave a comment below and let us know how you navigate the world. Do you find it a GIFT or a CHALLENGE? When life is bombarding us with so much information, stimulus, opinions and activities to choose from, it can make you want to head to the woods, no?
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