This week Andy Grant and Appio Hunter are joined once again by author, poet, artist, and coach, Rick Belden, to discuss defining masculinity and finding wholeness if you are a Highly Sensitive Man. Rich first wrote about being a highly sensitive man 4 1/2 years ago in a post that has been shared over 2,000 times.
“Sensitivity in men is not generally encouraged or valued in our society.” ~Rick Belden
Being a highly sensitive person (HSP) is not a weakness or disorder. It is based on a personality trait called sensory processing sensitivity (SPS). High sensitivity has pros and cons. It is not a defect, and 1 in 5 men are highly sensitive.
Topics Covered Include:
- What do you mean by a highly sensitive man?
- Are there low sensitivity men too?
- Sensitive to what?
- What are the pros of being an HSP?
- How was it growing up as highly sensitive?
- How do you embrace your sensitivity?
- When did you know you were highly sensitive?
- How does this relate to introverts and extroverts?
- Do highly sensitive men try to alter there sensitivity?
- The importance of boundaries.
- Do you think it is easier or more difficult to grow up a sensitive man today?
- What can be done about being a highly sensitive man?
Watch Highly Sensitive Men with Rick Belden – Real Men Feel, Episode 93
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“You need to be strong to be a highly sensitive man in our culture.” ~Rick Belden
To learn more about yourself as a highly sensitive person, or the 1 in 5 people in your life who are highly sensitive, check out Dr. Aron’s book and the HSP Self-Test.
High Sensation Seeking (HSS) Self-Test: http://hsperson.com/test/high-sensation-seeking-test/
You can learn more about Rick’s Coaching for Men at RickBeldenCoaching.com
Check out Rick’s first appearance on Real Men Feel.
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