In addition to helping fuel creativity and a richer experience of living, being highly sensitive can make us more vulnerable to emotional overwhelm, anxiety, self-criticism and other issues. Healthy self concept and self esteem can be especially challenging.
As John Lennon once put it, “Part of me suspects that I’m a loser, and the other part of me thinks I’m God Almighty.”
Elaine Aron, PhD writes in her new blog, “Research (and my own experience as a therapist) finds that low self-esteem underlies most depression, anxiety, and failed relationships.
Continued on the Highly Sensitive site.