Are you an empath or an HSP? Learn to use your high sensitivity as a gift and not as a curse. Find out the ways to cope with overwhelm and anxiety.

10 Traits of the Rarest Personality Type in the World – Is This You?

Less than 2% of the population demonstrates the INFJ characteristics. Could you share the traits of the world's rarest personality type? Isabel Myers and her mother Katharine Briggs created the Myers-Brigg Type Indicator test in the 1940s. The theory is based on the theories of the psychoanalyst, Carl Jung. The…

The Link between Sensory Processing Disorder and Anxiety No One Talks about

Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) is a medical disorder where the brain finds it difficult to organise and sort the information it is getting from our senses. Have you ever felt overwhelmed by your environment? Do sights, sounds, smells or textures sometimes exhaust you and make you feel anxious? You could…

5 Signs Your Social Phobia Is Actually Empathic Sensitivity to People’s Energy

Social phobia or social anxiety is primarily associated with the irrational fear of being rejected and ridiculed by other people. It is also estimated that for the most part, social anxiety disorders affect those who were subject to bullying and physical or emotional abuse during the childhood years. At least,…

Feeling Overwhelmed? 5 Reasons Why It May Be a Good Thing

Feeling overwhelmed? Good! There are several reasons why you shouldn’t have a negative outlook on this emotion. I bet you were confused when you read the title, huh? After all, few people consider feeling overwhelmed to be a good response to anything. When you hear the word “overwhelmed” you think…

High Levels of Anxiety are Associated with High Intuition, Intelligence, and Empathy

I am certain that high levels of anxiety come from the ability to retain high levels of both mental and emotional intelligence. I’ve noticed, the more I think and analyze a situation, the higher my levels of anxiety become. I have often told myself and others this: “I wish I…

Science Reveals Why Social Interaction Is So Difficult for Introverts and Empaths

Common sense tells us that introverts and empaths have a hard time with social interaction, but is there any scientific basis to this? Both introverts and empaths find social interaction draining at the best of times, and require frequent periods of downtime, where they can be alone and can recharge…

HSP: 13 Life-Changing Ways for Sensitive People to Survive in the Modern World

If you are an HSP, or Highly Sensitive Person, you probably already know that life in modern society can become challenging at times. Do you find that you're always crying at those dog adoption ads on TV, or overthinking that throwaway comment that your coworker made? Those who know you…

7 Underlying Anxiety Causes That Are Hidden Deep Inside Your Mind and Body

There are many anxiety causes that aren’t that obvious. After all, it is a complicated disease. It took decades of my life to understand my diagnosis of anxiety. While battling bipolar disorder and PTSD, I discovered symptoms that just didn’t line up. Even during my bouts of mania, some of…