There's new evidence that depression is not just a disorder of the mind.
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From healing to thriving, the misfit’s way.
Even after years of breaking free from home, minutes into a reunion can have us regressing back into feeling and behaving like a vulnerable child or a raging teenager again.
It may seem paradoxical at first glance, but the answer to healing from defensive non-attachment is actually to affirm our autonomy and resilience.
Though it sounds paradoxical, many emotionally intense and sensitive people struggle with “emotional numbness."
Sometimes, we can't help but act out of unrealistic demands and projections. When our partner disappoints us, the situation provides valuable information.
Although the push-pull behaviors in our current relationships seem to be triggered by our partner, they are actually a result of old fears we carry from our childhood.
Children who are emotionally gifted are more likely to fall into specific roles in their families, and their woundings remain unspoken and unnoticed.
For some people, breaking away from their hometown and family of origin is not just a yearning, but a calling.
The rigid social standards are especially abrasive and coercive for the innately intense, sensitive and gifted women.
If we were to peel back, one layer after another, to the root of what now seems to be an unruly beast, we often find a tiny, fragile seed of deprived need.
If you have tried everything and nothing has worked, perhaps it is time we try a different way.
Some people are more intense than others. That intense child inside is waiting to be heard, seen, and embraced for who they are.
People with BPD traits are highly intuitive and perceptive. What was previously thought of as a genetic vulnerability may reflect an innate talent.
Some people feel more than others. They are often told—in so many words—that they are too much, too intense, too sensitive, too emotional, or too dramatic.
Imi Lo is a Clinical Psychotherapist, Art Therapist, Coach, and author of the book Emotional Intensity and Sensitivity. She specializes in emotional intensity, childhood trauma, Personality Disorders and Complex PTSD.