CIP059: Caroline Van Kimmenade on Sensitivity as a Superpower

In this week’s episode of the Creative Introvert podcast I talk to Caroline Van Kimmenade of the Happy Sensitive.

I’ve talked a little bit about being a hsp or a highly sensitive person on the podcast before, and you might be familiar with the term yourself. You might even consider yourself to be one – while not all introverts are HSPs, there is a good majority, something estimated around 70% of all introverts.

And you might have read the classic book by Elaine Aron, who I believe introduced the world to the term, or at least popularised it. But my go-to girl for practical advice and reassuring words is Caroline Van Kimmenade, also known as the Happy Sensitive.

What we discussed:

  • The difference (and similarities) of being an introvert vs. an HSP
  • Challenges HSPs face (+ advice for overcoming them)
  • Advantages of being a HSP
  • How to manage your energy
  • What it means to be an empath
  • Saying no and standing your ground
  • Advice for quieting a busy mind
  • Advice for setting boundaries
  • Having a creative outlet for introverts and HSPs

 

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