Sensitive people (HSPs) are deep thinkers. We take in more information from our environment than non-HSPs, and we meditate and ponder on it, both consciously and unconsciously. This HSP trait is called depth of processing.
With lots of information coming in and lots of processing going on, you’d think decision-making would be a piece of cake for us. But it isn’t. In fact, I’ve never met an HSP unfamiliar with that dreaded mind state, “paralysis by analysis.”
At our best, our thinking and our action are like a Möbius strip—a ribbon of paper twisted once and joined end-to-end so its two sides flow in a single seamless surface. But “paralysis by analysis” tears the strip, breaking the flow between our thinking and our actions and marooning us on the thinking side. [Read more…]