You’re an introvert. Suddenly you find yourself doodling in the margins of your notebook instead of taking notes. Or staring idly out the window.
1. You have higher productivity levels.
It’s not uncommon for highly sensitive people to struggle with being assertive. People may talk over them and disregard their feelings and viewpoints.
One of my biggest regrets about the past decade of my life is that I didn’t make more of an effort to make friends of my own.
1. Don’t ever force yourself to be someone you’re not.
Maybe you’re scared like I was when I was. Maybe the thought of extracurriculars, crowded football games, and living with a roommate has you worried.
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.