Trauma, personality, and responsibility
20-something miseries, megan sorts through her own emotional nonsense, mental health

I Have a “Shame-Based Personality.” Here’s What That Means.

Having a shame-based personality means that, at my core, I truly believe that I am a bad, unlovable person.

HSP tips for surviving an argument with a partner
20-something miseries, highly sensitive person

5 Tips to Help the Highly Sensitive Person Survive an Argument with Their Partner

Disagreement can be painful for HSPs, but there are ways to work with your high sensitivity and have healthy, helpful arguments with your partner.

Emotional exhaustion
20-something miseries, megan sorts through her own emotional nonsense, mental health

Life Update: Brought To You By Emotional Exhaustion

I feel like my brain is just constantly processing and coping and that's great, really, my life is so much better now than it was five or even just one year ago because of this, but the result is just constant exhaustion.

Overactive fight, flight, or freeze response
megan sorts through her own emotional nonsense, mental health

Life With an Overactive Fight, Flight, or Freeze Response

I'm a freezer. My brain has learned that fighting almost always makes the situation worse, and running betrays the panic I feel inside which could also make things worse, so I just freeze up.