High standards of the gifted impress some, but for others it comes off as 'intense'. They might not find a match who'd tolerate their needs.
Beyond not wishing to exacerbate the shame game, why do sensitive souls typically avoid retaliation? The answer: our sensitivity.
Find your particular introverted way to step up. In my case, I use my blog, books, and counseling to support highly sensitive intelligent humans.
A Love Letter to Introverted, Sensitive, Introspective, Smart, Empathetic, Overthinking Perfectionists.
Are you introspective? You may be seen as self-absorbed or narcissistic. This is frustrating because you're determined to understand the nature of humanity.
When you add personal responsibility... to the already highly sensitive person, you have an incredible elixir for precisely what the world needs right now.
As a therapist, I get to have deep conversations, powerful experiences, and emotionally intimate relationships, one person at a time... Introvert heaven.
I was hesitant when it came to their desire to attend great grandpa's memorial, but they wished to... say a proper goodbye.
If you can realize that your too-much-ness is a result of a deeply sensitive, capable and unique soulfulness, you might then be able to find your voice and your purpose in this wild world, instead of misinterpreting your anxiety or depression or loneliness to mean that you’re a slacker, a ...