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  1. Advice Center
    Hey all... I'm one of those freaks who is freakishly sensitive to FRAGRANCES and apparently other chemicals as well. Things like incense often make me nauseous and give me headaches that are difficult to quell even with pain relievers. The first symptom is this feeling like my throat has a...
  2. General Psychology
    Here's a talk given by Highly Sensitive Person author Elaine Aron: The important thing to understand is: while it's true that Highly Sensitive People suffer more than Less Sensitive People from negative stimuli, from bad environments and experiences, etc., they also benefit more than Less...
  3. INFJ Forum - The Protectors
    I was wondering if it was fairly common for INFJs to be very sensitive to people touching them. Well, I know it is, but to what degree? More specifically, when someone touches you, do you feel it on your skin even when they're not touching you anymore? If someone gets close to you and then backs...
  4. Blog
    VOI-S or INFJ (My birth mother called me "The Peacemaker" when I was 10-12, and said, "I would inherit the Earth," which may be why I hesitated to share it, and why I considered retaking it.) It's as though she ruined my being at peace with being a Peacemaker. Eh, as Bhante Gunaratana...
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  6. INFJ Forum - The Protectors
    Just a passing thought today while conversing with my roommate: Do you find that not-so-close friends underestimate your sensitivity and/or minimize your struggles? That the public eye/general acquaintances/semi-friends assume you're not struggling as much as you actually are? Is it even an...
  7. INFP Forum - The Idealists
    Fellow INFP's - does any of you have this problem with sounds and lights especially when concentrating on something? As silly as it may sound I have started to think that I would function for example at work a lot better if I could wear ear plucks all the time even when talking with other...
  8. NF's Temperament Forum- The Dreamers
    By "sensitive", I mean more likely to be hurt by something that someone did. Or are they sensitive in different ways? If so, how are they different?
  9. Blog
    Here they come with rigid brimstone fingertips Ready to strike Ready to ignite the night With the gregarious, precarious gasoline can that is my insecure soul Lit with a short fuse A soft trigger A cancer in the conscience growing bigger and bigger My meringue morning skin so vulnerable...
  10. INTJ Forum - The Scientists
    This other thread about INTJs and sunglasses got me thinking because many INTJs stated that they wear them because their eyes are sensitive, so now I wonder whether INTJs may be overall more sensitive when it comes to body or health in general. I don't think that I am sickly person but in...
  11. INTP Forum - The Thinkers
    Hello! I'm on a bit of a quest to figure out if there are any other Highly Sensitive INTP's on here. I currently have my profile as INTP, although my T is only slightly higher than my F. A year ago I read The Highly Sensitive Person, and it made a vast difference in my life. I am very...
  12. Type 4 Forum - The Individualist
    I just realized how much effort I've been expending on trying to come off as emotionally stable and self sufficient. This is actually because I'm afraid of being too sensitive or needy and fearing that this will make me undesirable to my friends and they'll leave me. Now I feel bad because...
  13. Blog
    You darken and deflate my head space With your criticizing tone You remove the liveliness from my face With your biting monotone My fragile psyche crumbles Beneath your granite grit I'm encased in the concrete Can't see a way out of it You get fewer flies with vinegar than you do with honey But...
  14. Blog
    Someone cracked the door open Howling winds of fear and anxiety Hail stones of insecurity Rain upon the tender village Using all my might to slam the door shut The forecast calls for corrosive interactions Disappointments and heartache No ointments for heartbreak Many hours of darkness...
  15. INFJ Forum - The Protectors
    I'm not sure if this has been posted before, but anyway. For those of you new to the term, HSP stands for Highly Sensitive Person -- which means someone who has a more sensitive central nervous system, and tends to posess a higher sense of awareness than the general population. HSP's are...
  16. Blog
    I am without strength in the midst of this sickness I despair long hours in a fog of great thickness A parasitic tumour eats away at my resolve Devours my energy, makes my liveliness dissolve All around me a static humming An unchanging, unfilled void When my strength reserves are sapped My only...
  17. INFP Forum - The Idealists
    Okay. As an xNFP, i come up with a lot of theories, and ive come up with a new one nobody has challenged. While struggling in school, i was wondering why INFPs do good in elementary and struggle in high school. There are probably multiple reasons why, concerning the harder curriculum and our...
  18. INFJ Forum - The Protectors
    (heads up, apologies for the essay :tongue:) I don't know if this is an INFJ thing, or a different type, or maybe nothing to do with personality types. I feel what you feel Literally (well it feels that way) For me when I witness anything violent, abusive, even humiliation it gets stuck in...
  19. Myers Briggs Forum
    Just wondering if there are any relations to sensitivity to (constructive) criticism between MBTI, and healthy/unhealthy types. Since, there has been occurrences I've noticed to make me question whether the T/F trait really influences that or not. I have an ENFJ friend who asks for critique on...
  20. Blog
    Corrosive bleach people Threaten to thin my skin Burning flesh with their acid Stirring waves upon the placid Blunt force trauma from their sharp knife punctures Causing more drama than is needed at this juncture Leaving letters on my door saying things you said before Leaving dents upon my door...
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