Betrayal can be devastatingly painful, and when you’re a highly sensitive person, you can feel so much more than others. Sadly, people can—and will—judge you for that. How many times have you heard people telling you that you’re letting your emotions get the better of you? That might be because you’re more empathetic than most. That’s not something you should be ashamed of. In fact, that’s what makes you unique.
In today’s insightful episode of From Betrayal to Breakthrough, Linda Binns teaches us to embrace our uniqueness and continue thriving even in a non-inclusive world.
Linda Binns is a breakthrough energy coach. As an introverted, intuitive, and highly sensitive person herself, she understands what it feels like to be different, and she is on a mission to help others know who they are and learn to love themselves.
In This Episode
- Who is Linda Binns? [0:10]
- What does it mean to be highly sensitive? [2:04]
- How does an empath differ from a highly sensitive person? [5:53]
- Do highly sensitive people have a mental health problem? [7:09]
- If you’re highly sensitive, can you still change?[14:12]
- What are the benefits of being highly sensitive? [15:29]
- What are some of the challenges for the highly sensitive empath who has been betrayed? [17:26]
- How do we know if we’re highly sensitive? [21:10]
- …and many more
“Being highly sensitive means you pick up on all these things, so you’d be aware that somebody is upset or something is going on. But being an empath, it is more like you absorb that energy kind of like a sponge, and so if you are not careful, it can become yours.” [6:05]
“So, when you have a disorder, it means, yes, you’re highly sensitive but it’s so overwhelming that you can’t function. So just simply being highly sensitive, I think, is a trait. Like, you could be an introvert, extrovert, or type-A personality. It’s really a trait. It doesn’t become a disorder unless it’s so intense that you can’t function.” [7:50]
“I love being highly sensitive. I would not want to be any other way because I just—it enables you to tap into the advantages of it, the gifts of it because we see things, experience things, feel things that other people don’t. And now I think, my gosh. I wouldn’t want to be without that ability.” [14:54]