HSM – It Is What It Is…

Dear reader, thanks for being back again. Today I just want to share with you a thoughtful note, as I have been going through ups and downs the last days with my HSM identity, sometimes wishing I was different, then appreciating myself again, and going back and forth....

The Daydreaming HSM and Creativity

An interesting scientific study to discuss. Love it. Maybe you should not directly share it with your boss, but at least it should make you feel better about an important HSM trait that you probably find within yourself. I sure know I find myself in it all the time....

Active Imagination à la Elaine Aron

Today I want to share my experience with my first session of “Active Imagination”, as described by Elaine Aron in “The Undervalued Self”. Active Imagination is largely based on work by Carl Gustav Jung and intends to start a peaceful discussion...

Linking vs. Ranking with others

I started reading “The Undervalued Self“ by Elaine Aron and it is an important book that she wrote after finding that most of her clients were deadling with issues of low self-steem. She says that we are always either trying to connect with others or...

Personal Boundaries and Self-Esteem

Last time we talked about personal boundaries of the Highly Sensitive Man. Today we will continue this topic and connect it to another important issue: Self-Esteem. In the typical psychological definition, personal boundaries are an important measure of healthy...

Do HSM Have Lower Testosterone Levels?

Just the other day I started reading “The Strong Sensitive Boy” by Dr Ted Zeff which focuses especially on young boys and their specialities in childhood growing up as highly sensitive men to-be. It also talks about studies that have linked about 1/5th of...