Many HSPs and introverts struggle with people-pleasing tendencies. But we simply cannot be in charge of everyone else’s emotions.
When others pursue you, because you feel the need to make them happy, you decide to do things you don’t want to do and go places you don’t want to go.
I didn’t know I was a highly sensitive person for a long while. I just knew I was “different.” For me, this was particularly marked in social situations.
Rae is an introvert who has severe social anxiety. Once, at a concert, she had a panic attack because of all the people around her.
I am an introvert. I genuinely like myself, but I still wish I could be more lively, vibrant, and full of energy.
The science behind the adult coloring book craze is surprisingly simple.
Are you both a perfectionist and an introvert? If so, you’re not alone—introversion and perfectionism often go hand in hand.
I was held against my will in an emergency psych ward.
I see you over there in that corner, avoiding others so they don’t interrupt everything ruminating in your mind.
People pleasing is fascinating because it often has the opposite effect than what is intended.