Much has been written about criticism and the inner critic. So why another article? It seems to me that we take criticism for granted as an OK thing to do. Perhaps it is our consumer culture run amok. Isn’t complaining how you get something done? Maybe to some but I think we need a rethink…

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We are all born into a world filled with and built on prejudice, which the dictionary defines as preconceived ideas. We are all socialized into the existing prejudicial arrangements. Although we cannot escape the reality of prejudice in the human condition, we can challenge it. Before we can, however, we need an understanding of prejudice…

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Unfortunately, difficult economic conditions can increase the negative behaviors that people will tolerate in order to keep their jobs. If you ever find yourself the target of workplace bullying, it is important to have strategies to safeguard your emotional and physical well-being. If You Experience Workplace Bullying If you are being bullied at work: Don’t…

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Although the majority of highly sensitive people are introverted, all have a gift for perceiving nuances which can cause them to be more cautious than non-HSPs. As a result, sensitive people often shun aggressive behaviors including the more benign forms of aggression. Aggression can be a good thing and sometimes not. It can mean being…

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Does it ever seem relentless? The complaining? The criticism? The attacking? Do you ever feel like throwing your hands up in despair? Do you ever feel like giving up? To be honest, there have been times when I have felt that way. Well, I am here to tell you: DON’T DESPAIR! I am here to tell you…

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Why do highly sensitive people need to know about psychopaths? Because we are a dream come true for them. What Is A Psychopath? Thomas Sheridan in his book, Puzzling People The Labyrinth Of The Psychopath, gives the best understanding of psychopaths that I have ever seen. A psychopath, very simply, is a predator. The human psychopath…

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Do you avoid relationships because of emotional games? Do people think your sensitivity is just an emotional game? If that is the case you are not alone. Emotions And Emotional Games Are Not The Same Many people are afraid of their emotions. They are afraid of how they will be treated because of them. Emotions are…

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Why do people demonize each other? People increasingly recognize that demonizing others is a problem. However, our ancestors may not have had the same perspective. Here are some of the reasons our forbears demonized: survival. This is the oldest reason. Our ancestors did not have all the mechanisms for survival that we have, so demonizing others…

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  Hate is complicated and it arises on many levels and has many purposes. We can have a complicated relationship to it. According to Dictionary, to hate means “to dislike intensely or passionately; feel extreme aversion for or extreme hostility toward; detest.” One way of describing hate is to say it is the part of…

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  Is there a relationship between bullying and self-harm? The British Medical Journal has published the findings on a study about the relationship between bullying and self-harm behaviors in children. According to Medical News Today, “The study, conducted by researchers at King’s College in London, involved over 1000 sets of twins, ages 5, 7, 10…

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