Posts tagged hsp
Embracing Your Sensitivity

Let’s start with what high sensitivity is and what it is not.  High Sensitivity is a trait that is seen in about 15-20% of the population.  It is a trait that you are born with.  Elaine Aron even mentions that there are differences in the brains of highly sensitive people.  They process information more deeply.  They tend to think before they act.  They are often observers that prefer to watch and assess the situation before joining in. 

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Why I Don't Like the Name: Highly Sensitive Person

Elaine Aron, author of The Highly Sensitive Person, is brilliant.  Her book changed my life in countless ways and I think her research is groundbreaking for individuals who are “Highly Sensitive.”  I don’t, however, love being called a “Highly Sensitive Person” or HSP.  Due to this trait affecting about 15-20% of the population, HSPs are in the minority.  Most of society does not value our trait.

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