What, really!? When my anxiety was at full force, it was alerting me to a lot of literally insane lies, the opposite of a useful “superpower”. My gut reactions (that may be fearful) always tell the truth, but that inner voice of anxiety and depression ALWAYS lies. If I had “leaned in” to my symptoms and embraced those thoughts as wisdom…I don’t even know how bad it might have gotten.
I wonder if you know what I mean?
I do think that some of the traits related to mental illness are strengths, but that’s a whole other story.