Loyalty—How We Perceive Things Differently, & Relationships
Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs) tend to be incredibly loyal. This can pose a challenge when we’re in relationships that aren’t working for us. Some HSPs struggle with conflict and setting boundaries; because we feel more empathy, we can imagine how the other person might feel. HSPs notice things that others don’t, which can also create challenges when we perceive things, and we feel that no one else gets why we’re upset (or why certain behaviors don’t work, or aren’t acceptable to us). We have an opportunity to validate what we experience.
- The pattern of being in relationships that don’t work—the different cycles we experience
- Some of the reasons why people are reluctant to end relationships
- Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs) have more mirror neurons—we feel more empathy and can imagine what the other person might feel, which can make it more difficult to make decisions that work for us—like ending or changing a relationship
- Highly Sensitive Persons (HSPs) tend to be really loyal when it comes to relationships.
- HSPs sometimes feel uncomfortable with conflict and setting boundaries. This can make it harder when it comes to ending relationships, or setting limits in relationships
- Why naming what we’re experiencing/feeling is so important
- If we don’t name things, the energy comes out “sideways”
- What do you do when you have long standing friendships, but they’re no longer working or meeting your needs?
- HSPs are going to notice more things than non-HSPs. This can also cause us to question our perception, or our sense of reality
- When we are feeling something that others aren’t aware of, we have an opportunity to validate our experience, because WE feel it
- Some aspects of relationships to look at to evaluate how it’s working
- HSPs tend to want more meaning, depth, connection, feeling seen and heard in relationships
Patricia Young hosts the podcast Unapologetically Sensitive, and works with Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) helping them to understand their HSP traits, and turning their perceived shortcomings into superpowers. Patricia is passionate about providing education to help HSPs and non-HSPs understand and truly appreciate the amazing gifts they have to offer. Patricia works globally online with HSPs providing coaching. Patricia also facilitates online groups for HSPs that focus on building community and developing skills (identifying your superpowers, boundaries, perfectionism, dealing with conflict, mindfulness, embracing emotions, creating a lifestyle that supports the HSP, communication and more).
Facebook group Unapologetically Sensitive– https://www.facebook.com/groups/2099705880047619/
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