What Does It Mean To Be A Highly Sensitive Person?
You’re too sensitive! You feel way too much!”
If you’ve ever heard that from someone, then you may be interested in learning what it really means to be a highly sensitive person (HSP).
Let me start by saying being sensitive is not a negative trait. If others have belittled you for feeling “too much” or being “too emotional”, know that their perceptions were skewed. They may have been downright rude in judging you.
The term “highly sensitive person” was coined by Elaine Aron, a psychologist who has done a lot of research on the topic. She describes HSP’s as having higher “sensory-processing sensitivity” (SPS). Essentially, this means that it’s not a “personality flaw”. It’s actually a biology factor.
If you’re a highly sensitive person, you may:
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