Are you highly sensitive?
Are you easily overwhelmed by such things as bright lights, strong smells, coarse fabrics, or sirens nearby?
Do you get rattled when you have a lot to do in a short amount of time?
Do you make a point of avoiding violent movies and TV shows?
Do you need to withdraw during busy days, into bed or a darkened room or some other place where you can have privacy and relief from the situation?
Do you make it a high priority to arrange your life to avoid upsetting or overwhelming situations?
Do you notice or enjoy delicate or fine scents, tastes, sounds, or works of art?
Do you have a rich and complex inner life?
When you were a child, did your parents or teachers see you as sensitive or shy?
If you answered yes to many of the above questions, it is quite possible you are a highly sensitive person yourself.
For over 20 years, Dr. Elaine Arron has spent her time researching this trait. I came to find out I am a highly sensitive person (hsperson.com), within the past five years. I found that how I felt and saw the world is not like 80% of the population. Through my own journey I have begun to truly understand what it means to be a highly sensitive person in our over stimulating world.
A few things you should know:
- Your trait is normal
- It is innate
- You are more aware than others of subtleties
- You are also more easily overwhelmed
- This trait is not a new discovery, but it has been misunderstood
- Sensitivity is valued differently in different cultures
I am here to help guide you on your own journey to help you learn how to exist in this world without becoming burnt out by all the stimulation.