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Highly Sensitive People



Highly Sensitive Person, or HSP, is a term coined by Elaine and Arthur Aron in the 1990s to describe people who experience unusually deep mental, emotional, and physical responses to life. HSPs report having increased sensitivity to noise, pain, hunger, light, temperature, crowds, relationship interactions in social settings, and/or other stimuli, presenting them with ongoing challenges. They often react to things emotionally and cry easily as deep feelings are processed. HSPs are often blamed with “oversensitivity,” but they have great strengths. They are often empathetic, intuitive, creative, passionate, and have highly perceptive observational insights. While many highly sensitive persons are also introverts or empathic, this is not true for all.

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8 Signs You’re a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)

A highly sensitive person or HSP is someone who feels more deeply about things. They may cry more easily, prefer alone time to recharge, and display higher empathy. In fact, the personality trait was first researched by Dr. Elaine N. Aron in 1991.

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Sense and Sensitivity: How Highly Sensitive People Are Wired for Wonder

Deborah Ward is a Highly Sensitive Person, and her blog, 'Sense and Sensitivity' (Psychology Today), has helped thousands of readers to better understand and manage their HSP personality traits.

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Highly Sensitive People

When research psychologist and psychotherapist Elaine Aron published The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You, many people felt a jolt of recognition.

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FindCenterSo called ‘late-bloomers’ get a bad rap. Sometimes the people with the greatest potential often take the longest to find their path because their sensitivity is a double-edged sword—it lives at the heart of their brilliance, but it also makes them more susceptible to life’s pains.

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10 Traits of an Empath - Signs You Are a Highly Sensitive Person

Discover the most common traits of an empath - who’s a highly sensitive person. They are likely to feel overwhelmed by crowds and loud noises. Empathic people are highly emotional and feel the emotions of those around them.

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The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You

Do you have a keen imagination and vivid dreams? Is time alone each day as essential to you as food and water? Are you “too shy” or “too sensitive” according to others? Do noise and confusion quickly overwhelm you? If your answers are yes, you may be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP).

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Poetry and High Sensitivity

Pearl S. Buck, (1892-1973), recipient of the Pulitzer Prize in 1932 and of the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1938, said the following about Highly Sensitive People: “The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive...."

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13 Things Only Highly Sensitive People Understand

.There are certain problems only highly sensitive people will understand. Due to a biological difference, life as a highly sensitive person or HSP can sometimes be challenging. HSP’s are more inclined than other people to process information on a deep level.

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The Emotionally Sensitive Person: Finding Peace When Your Emotions Overwhelm You

It’s a commonly heard phrase: Stop being so sensitive. These words can be frustrating to hear, and if you are an emotionally sensitive person, they often have the opposite of the desired effect.

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What Is a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)?

While highly sensitive people are sometimes negatively described as being “too sensitive," it is a personality trait that brings both strengths and challenges.

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