Entrepreneurs get lauded for a host of great traits—passionate! But in overlooking the entrepreneurial introverts, we may be missing out on their quiet, subtle power. A large body of psychological research has attempted to map the personality type of the entrepreneur, and one seemingly common denominator that has emerged is that entrepreneurs are prone to risk-taking. The cognitive theorists argue, in keeping with previous research into the psychology of choice, that how entrepreneurs cognitively frame choices may contextualize risks in a way that alters the perception of risk itself, like when risks are considered against potential benefits.
The highly sensitive person’s career struggle
Hear an excerpt from the podcast, and read more about successful entrepreneur and coach Marie Forleo, and see videos including Marie interviewing Susan Cain, in my related Inner Entrepreneur site post — follow the link below. Also in the post, see video with Heather Dominick — who says:. Elaine N. Being a Highly Sensitive Entrepreneur. See the article: Is your fear of rejection keeping you from the dollars and impact you want from your business? Douglas Eby M. Are you doing everything but actually marketing because you are afraid being rejected? Maybe, you are angry at yourself for not being able to get over your fear of rejection?
Highly Sensitive Entrepreneurs
As it turns out, you might be a highly sensitive entrepreneur HSE. In this episode, I talk with Heather Dominick — a woman who is impressively successful and highly sensitive I might add. She has helped thousands of clients create solid, sustainable, high-level financial success building on the personality traits they once thought of as weaknesses. JM: I know, me too. I am really, really excited because we are talking about something that is so important and really near and dear to my heart. Talk a little bit about what that means, give us a little primer. HD: Yeah. Obviously, there is a much bigger, deeper answer, and definition of what that is.
A news item by ScienceDaily reported on research that may explain more about the neuroscience that underlies high sensitivity. But that does not mean there can be very real medical and mental health issues that may be increased with high sensitivity, such as anxiety, and PTSD — which can include very disruptive or disabling behaviors, emotions, and another kind of over-activation of the nervous system: hypervigilance. But there are ways to protect yourself and stay healthy. This Conversation will help listeners both within and outside Mensa understand and appreciate the wonderful gifts that introverts have to offer and will help to to make sense of the frequently confusing and uneasy feelings that introverts experience. Her teachings demonstrate how highly sensitive traits when used as strengths, rather than shadows, can create effective entrepreneurial success.