My High Sensitivity
mental health

Sensitivity is a Spectrum- Well, Actually Multiple Spectrums

When I first heard of the term "highly sensitive person," I took the quiz developed by Dr. Elaine Aron and I actually scored fairly low. Still within bounds to be considered highly sensitive, but not by as much as I would have guessed. I assumed this meant I was simply less sensitive than I thought,… Continue reading Sensitivity is a Spectrum- Well, Actually Multiple Spectrums

Emotional hypervigilance and sensitivity
20-something miseries, mental health

High Sensitivity, Emotional Hypervigilance, and My Eroded Sense of Self

I have always been a very sensitive person, and after years of hearing how my emotions were excessive or dramatic or “wrong,” I developed a coping mechanism: always be aware of how others are feeling.

book reviews

Book Review of Weird in a World That’s Not: A Career Guide for Misfits, F*ckups, and Failures by Jennifer Romolini

Romolini provides solid evidence that if you’re a sensitive, weird, intense person, you can absolutely be successful on your own terms. You just need to know what you’re doing.

Acne skin care products
20-something miseries, hair, skin, and other elements of physical appearance

I Was Not Too Sensitive, I Was Right- Acne Edition

I was not being dramatic, I was not misinterpreting anything. I was reacting rationally to an irrational situation. I just hadn’t learned that this is how it is to be a woman.