When you feel invisible… Have you ever felt that you’re invisible? Perhaps people don’t listen to you, talk over you, or seem not to hear you when you talk. Or
perhaps they seem to ignore you – talking to others around you, but not to you.
I have experienced this many times and so have many other highly sensitive and introverted people. Most of the time I didn’t think it was a problem. In fact, when I was younger I think I perfected the art of being invisible. I wanted to be invisible because I never liked to be the center of attention and I liked being in the background.
But there are times it’s not a good thing to be invisible. When you have a business, for example, you certainly want your customers to notice you. And there are times when it is downright annoying – being overlooked for promotion for example, or having someone else take the credit for work that you have done.
If you would like to stop feeling like you’re invisible, here are some things to consider:
- First you have to feel very comfortable with yourself. You may choose to be in the background because you’re very different from the majority of others and being noticed makes you feel uncomfortable. The more you own who you are, accept and embrace your differences, the less you’ll be ignored.
- Second, you must be willing to be more visible. How is it serving you to be ignored? If it’s not serving you, then instead of feeling angry about it, make the decision to change it.
- Being visible doesn’t mean you have to be someone you’re not. For example, introverts often think that if they want to be seen and heard they have to become loud and extroverted – which goes against their nature. It’s not true. You can be assertive, speak up when you want or need to, and yet still honor your true nature.
- Often we don’t want to be seen because of the belief that somehow we’re not good enough. If you feel this way, it’s time to challenge that belief.
You can be quiet and still powerful. You can be gentle and also assertive. You don’t have to give up who you are. You have a great deal to offer – and nobody can benefit from what you have to offer if you are invisible.
Action Step: Notice where and when you might feel that you’re being ignored, or when you want to be ignored. Make the decision today that you are ready to be seen and heard and know that who you are is good enough in every way.
Let this Unstoppable Affirmation support you on your journey:
I release the need or desire to be invisible. I now claim my power and my authority with love and am willing to allow myself to be seen and heard.
P.S. Ask me about the Unapologetically Successful (and Sensitive) Mastermind Group, which will help you as you make the decision to take your power back and to stop being ignored or overlooked.