High sensitivity can sometimes feel like a burden, especially in the workplace. While it may seem like things can get in the way of an HSP connecting with their peers and thriving at work, that is not always the case. Here are four traits of highly successful people, that are also commonly part of the HSP lifestyle.
Their intuition and perceptiveness can be two of the most impressive traits of highly successful people. This can be as simple as recognizing a change in someone’s energy as they walk into a room or as complex as the slightest facial change when delivering news. These quiet subtleties can go unnoticed by the average person, but not by an HSP.
This can not only help them with their ability to be a leader, but also with their ability to develop culture in the workplace. HSPs may not attend all the parties, but their ability to read the room and develop best practices that support the comfort of their peers is uncanny. HSPs often know what their team is feeling, without the team actually saying anything at all.
This ability can alleviate awkward conversations, create an open-door policy that is truly open-door, and help an HSP make effective decisions with honest and open feedback. This level of intuition can’t be learned or developed to the level that an HSP naturally is gifted, creating a unique superpower that can help their workplace thrive.
#2 Highly successful people are creative and imaginative, both common traits among highly sensitive people
The importance of creativity in the workplace sometimes goes unnoticed, but an HSP’s ability to develop new ideas and create out-of-the-box plans can create huge successes in their work.
Have you ever met a highly successful CEO that doesn’t think abstractly?
When you meet your favorite artist, do you notice that they’re a bit in their imagination?
Hint: They’re probably HSPs!
An HSP’s ability to create and imagine things out of thin air is incredible. Their ability to dream big, and create, is wondrous. Highly successful people typically become highly successful because they’re finding new ways of doing things or creating something that no one has ever thought of before. It’s this rare gift that is often overlooked because the details might be missing.
Many highly successful people have a vision that solves a problem. It can be something they simply don’t like to do or don’t want to do, and they find a way to make it easier so that they never have to do it again. HSPs invent, create, and imagine to find solutions to life’s challenges.
When you think of traits of highly successful people, you may not immediately think of thoughtfulness. However, being conscientious and thoughtful does have its perks in the workplace. It can help you easily navigate a tough conversation, by first thinking through how the news may affect the other person, and finding opportunities or solutions to their difficulty.
When someone is thoughtful, they are thinking of how their choices and decision affect others. This can mean thinking of the team before deciding on the location of the holiday party. This can mean remembering people’s birthdays and always handing out Christmas cards. The little thoughtful things that create a great workplace culture? Usually thought of by HSPs.
HSPs thrive when they can take their time and allow their mind to think deeply. This process, while sometimes time-consuming, can make a huge difference in the success of a business or business decision. Taking the time to think through all avenues of a business decision, reduces the ability to be caught off guard by something you weren’t prepared for.
An HSP can think through what the plan for the business is, and any obstacles that might come their way, and then create the best path forward. This can reduce the burden of a flawed or complicated business ordeal and is one of the most important traits of a highly successful person. They don’t typically jump into business deals, they take their time to ensure it has a strong ROI.
As surprising as it might seem, there is a significant overlap between the traits of highly successful people and highly sensitive people. So if you are highly sensitive, you have the natural gifts necessary for success. And you can choose how to use your gifts to enhance your success.