I am reblogging this post from Athina at Courage Coaching as it provides a link to Elaine Aron’s website on being highly sensitive and could be really useful for some readers.
People who are highly sensitive are born that way; it is not something that is learned.
The scientific term for high sensitivity is “sensory-processing sensitivity” (SPS).
Highly sensitive people have the following traits:
- They feel more deeply.
- They’re more emotionally reactive.
- They’re probably used to hearing “Why are you so sensitive?”
- Highly sensitive people are introverts but 30% of HSP’s are extroverts.
- They’re more prone to anxiety or depression
- That annoying sound is probably significantly more annoying to a highly sensitive person
- They cry more easily and are deeply empathetic to other people’s emotions.
- Highly sensitive people have reactions to criticism that are more intense than less sensitive people
- They’re crushed by bad decisions
- They take longer to reach decisions
- They are highly conscientious
- They tend to be highly intuitive & can tell when someone they care about is upset
- They are incredibly observant
- They can be easily overwhelmed by…
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