The Problem with COVID, The Problem with Us

By The HSP Scholar We are far more concerned about the coronavirus than we should be. We are far less concerned about the coronavirus than we should be. Yes, both statements are true and both at the same time. As a society, we have grown so accustomed to politicizing issues like the coronavirus that almostContinue reading “The Problem with COVID, The Problem with Us”

J. K. Rowling Is Not a Single Tweet (And Neither Are Any of Us)

Several days ago, J. K. Rowling commented on an article, with largely negative backlash from many former fans of the Harry Potter series. A New York Times article set up the story by providing a one-sided back story and added the negative response of several Harry Potter fans – those agreed in calling her reactionContinue reading “J. K. Rowling Is Not a Single Tweet (And Neither Are Any of Us)”

The Complex Emotions of a Highly Sensitive Mama (A Mother’s Day Post)

By HSP Mama So, it’s Mother’s Day 2020. By the looks of it, a lot of moms are celebrating by posting photos of their kids or photos of their mom or both. There’s not a whole lot more we can do with the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic. I remember reading somewhere that Mother’s Day is theContinue reading “The Complex Emotions of a Highly Sensitive Mama (A Mother’s Day Post)”

The Highly Sensitive Child and Depth of Processing

In her groundbreaking book, The Highly Sensitive Person, Elaine Aron writes about the acronym DOES. The first letter, “D”, stands for depth of processing. Perhaps you are a parent of a highly sensitive child and you wonder how this processing works for your child. A highly sensitive person processes things more deeply than most. IfContinue reading “The Highly Sensitive Child and Depth of Processing”

HSPs in Literature – J Alfred Prufrock

By HSP Scholar Let us go then, you and I … The famous opening line of what is possibly T.S. Elliot’s most well-known poem, “The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock.” The speaker of the poem, J. Alfred Prufrock, can be nothing but a highly sensitive person. He remarks on his keen observations, things thatContinue reading “HSPs in Literature – J Alfred Prufrock”

5 Worst Careers for a Highly Sensitive Person

Like any other person, a highly sensitive person needs to find a career where they feel comfortable and fulfilled.

Unlike any other person, however, an HSP faces certain challenges that make some jobs less-than-ideal.

Here’s our list of the five worst jobs for a highly sensitive person.

HSP Field Notes on Driving

As a highly sensitive person, you don’t want to take everything personally, but you do. Everything includes driving, or more specifically, the other drivers. You take it personally because you know the cars are not simply cars – inanimate objects operating independently of emotion and feeling. There’s a driver inside … and that driver isContinue reading “HSP Field Notes on Driving”

10 Highly Sensitive Disney Characters

Not every Disney character is a princess seeking freedom from the perfect life laid out for her or a beggar boy hoping to be a prince. If you look closely, you’ll find that some much-loved Disney characters manifest highly sensitive personalities. A few of them also have introverted characters. Highly sensitive Disney characters are oftenContinue reading “10 Highly Sensitive Disney Characters”