Highly sensitive people (HSPs) can struggle to adjust to traditional work life routine that requires frequent interactions and meetings with clients and coworkers. They are better suited to a quiet and peaceful environment where they can control their exposure to external stimuli. In a previous article, we’ve reviewed some tips and ideas to make money from home while reducing exposure to stress-inducing triggers. So, it makes sense that trading and high-yield savings accounts would come on top of the list for HSPs. Foreign exchange trading can be a highly profitable platform for empaths who are more sensitive to minute changes and fluctuations. But, it can also be highly involving, so you may prefer trading opportunities with a slower decision pace, such as commodities trading, including gold, silver, gas, soy, corn, metals, etc. But there are also professional careers that can be highly profitable and successful for empaths.
Essentially what does a highly sensitive person need?
A highly sensitive person has a deeper central nervous sensitivity to stimuli, whether they are emotional, social, or physical. HSPs try to avoid exposure to situations that can leave them feeling deeply unsettled and distressed, even though these situations are not necessarily regarded as distressful by the general population. HSPs are prone to anxiety and depression because they are constantly on the lookout for situations that are dangerous to them.
Many find it easier to create a work life environment that actively keeps unpleasant triggers at bay, such as:
- Reducing face-to-face interactions
- Reducing external inputs
- Increasing independent contributions to a project
- Reducing crowds and loud environments
Therefore, it can be helpful to consider home-based careers that would meet these criteria.
In a digital world, content bridges the gap between brands and their audience groups. A content creator can use their high empathic understanding to develop targeted content that encapsulates a brand message and delivers it meaningfully. From copywriting to producing infographics, the content creator showcases in-depth knowledge of emotional and engaging storytelling, brand analysis, and emotional intelligence. Brands can seek talented content creators for a variety of roles:
- Social media management
- Blog creation and management
- Video platform creation
- Dedicated educational content
Remote content creators can work for agencies or a unique employer, which can streamline the briefing process while keeping stressful interactions to a minimum. Working as a freelancer requires additional sales and negotiation skills that may be ill-suited to HSPs.
Web development and programming
Empaths can build a surprisingly successful career in web technology, as they rely on their intuitive knowledge of people’s needs to develop successful web solutions. Web developers and programmers HSPs can fulfil an indispensable function in a collaborative project, such as providing web structure, developing a mobile application, or troubleshooting bugs. Working remotely as part of a company on a variety of clients’ projects can enable HSPs to tune in to their sensibility to produce technical solutions that feel intuitive, natural, and easy to understand for clients who may not have the same technical knowledge.
If you struggle to adjust your sensitivity to day-to-day work life, it may be worth considering changing your environment to reduce stimuli without affecting your earning potential. From improving your financial portfolio to switching to remote career opportunities that rely on your high empathy level, many options are available to make your life smoother and brighter.