Highly sensitive people (HSPs) notice things that slip past many people — the brush of coarse fabric, the pull of good art, the shift as the sun pulls away from the cloud cover. They feel things deeply and are easily affected by the words and feelings of the people around them. Sensitivity is not a weakness.
Do sensitive people suffer more?
Whats more, highly sensitive people are more likely to suffer from asthma, eczema, and allergies. “Its good in some situations and not in others,” says psychologist and psychotherapist Elaine N. Aron, Ph. D., author of The Highly Sensitive Person.
How do highly sensitive people live?
THE BASICS1) Get enough sleep.2) Eat healthy foods regularly throughout the day.3) Wear noise-reducing headphones.4) Plan for decompression time.5) Have at least one quiet room or space to retreat to in your home.6) Give yourself time and space to get things done.7) Limit caffeine.8) Keep the lights down low. •May 21, 2011
Can a HSP be mean?
It is important to remember that being an HSP does not mean that you have a diagnosable condition. It is a personality trait that involves increased responsiveness to both positive and negative influences.
Is being an HSP a bad thing?
Although it comes with challenges, being an HSP isnt a malfunction or disorder. In fact, its perfectly normal and healthy — and in some cases, advantageous. According to Dr. Elaine Aron, author of The Highly Sensitive Person, about 15-20 percent of the population are highly sensitive.