“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.

    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.

  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.

    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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