“The highly sensitive person has a sensitive nervous system, is aware of subtleties in his/her surroundings, and is more easily overwhelmed when in a highly stimulating environment.” (Elaine Aron, Ph.D.).  I would like to add that a HSP’s inner world is very rich.

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If you think you have this amazing trait please do not try to fix it, do not feel broken, do not feel like a victim. Honor your sensitivity and take into account that all events happening around you affect you more than they will affect everybody else; you might be more prone to emotional eating as a way of protection, more prone to overthinking and self-judgment, might have a hard time with change and letting go.

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I really recommend Dr. Elaine Aron’s book: The Highly Sensitive Person, How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You where you will find a fresh perspective on this trait and great techniques to take care of yourself.

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Choose to be kind and grateful.

4 Comments

  1. Thank you for reminding me about this book! I read bits of it years ago but at the time I wasn’t in a headspace to do much with the information,. Really I was looking at it with an eye to see if it applied to my kids , but I think it is time to go digging in the bookshelf.

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    1. Thank you for your comment Marilyn. I read this book long ago too and for the same reason as you. Years later, I finally accepted that because I am a HSP, my kids are too. This knowledge has helped them cope with their daily challenges. I wish I’ve known when I was their age. Looking back, many things in my life now make perfect sense.

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  2. Thanks for shining light on highly sensitive people. I have always been this type of person, because of this I was always more susceptible to every and any change and especially finding flaws in myself. But now I’m slowly starting to appreciate my differences.

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    1. THank you for your comment. Our differences are amazing and profound treasures that can help make the world a better place 🙂 So glad you also have the chance of appreciating being an HSP.

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