Archives for January, 2012 - Page 2

Borderline Personality Disorder

The Emotionally Sensitive Person

An Emotionally Sensitive Person is one who experiences more intense emotions than most other people do. When someone is emotionally sensitive, they often hear statements like "Stop overreacting," or "You're so dramatic."  Many are labeled as being "too sensitive" because their emotional reactions are quicker, last longer, and are stronger than other people expect.

Life is so complicated that we typically try to simplify it, often...
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Borderline Personality Disorder

Learning Acceptance and Finding Peace

In January people evaluate their progress toward goals they made for the past year. Emotionally sensitive people evaluate themselves and wish they were different than they are regardless of what the calendar says. Change can be positive, but sometimes it's learning acceptance that's really needed--acceptance of who you are instead of...
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Borderline Personality Disorder

Steps for Effective Change

Happy New Year!  Are you making New Year's resolutions?  Are you already blaming yourself for not being able to keep them? Wait, before you do that, let's look at how hard it is to make changes. Emotionally sensitive people in particular seem to underestimate how difficult change is, believe accomplishing tasks is easy for others,  and then feel badly about themselves when they don't meet...
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