Your Rainforest Mind

Support for the Excessively Curious, Creative, Smart & Sensitive


Exuberance and Unending Curiosity

Do people tell you to lighten up when you’re just trying to enlighten them?

Individuals with rainforest minds are often intense and quite bright. They love learning new things and sharing what they learn with others. But you may run into trouble when your cohorts don’t appreciate your long detailed descriptions or your esoteric musings. Perhaps you interpret this to mean that something is wrong with you. That you need to tone it down, slow it down, and quiet it down because of your lousy communication skills. Or your mental inadequacy. One of my clients said that she felt shame for years because of her exuberance and her unending curiosity. As a child she was a voracious reader. She loved poetry, art, mythology and anthropology. She was touched by the light reflecting off the trees in her yard. Her parents told her not to take everything so seriously and to stop being so emotional and sensitive. But she was enraptured by the beauty she saw.

What is actually true, is that she has a gifted mind. You, too?