I don’t have much time this morning, but I wanted to write briefly about this. Although there are many sites on this subject, from this site, the traits of highly sensitive people are as such:
You, your partner, or someone important to you have a heightened awareness of subtleties in your environment, whether it’s sight, sound, touch, taste, or smell.
You can become stressed out and upset when overwhelmed and may find it necessary to get away, maybe into a darkened room, to seek solitude, relief and comfort.
You are very creative.
You are very conscientious, hard working, and meticulous, but may become uncomfortable and less efficient or productive when being watched or scrutinized.
You feel compelled to file and organize things and thoughts, also enjoy simplicity and may become overwhelmed or even immobilized by chaos, clutter, or stress.
You are very uncomfortable when feeling things are getting out of your control.
You get a sense of comfort and well being when around a lake, river, stream, the ocean, or even a fountain.
You may experience mood swings, sometimes occurring almost instantly and can also be affected by other people’s moods, emotions and problems.
You have a deep, rich, inner life, are very spiritual, and may also have vivid dreams.
You are very intuitive and you feel that you can usually sense if someone isn’t telling the truth or if something else is wrong.
You get concerned and think or worry about many things, and have also been told “you take things too personally.”
You have had the experience of “cutting people out” of your life.
You were considered quiet, introverted, timid, or shy as a child.
If you think you are a highly sensitive person, try not to beat yourself up too much. Not everyone will understand, and you may feel beaten up by all the things that happen around you.
You are not alone. Although being an HSP may feel like you’re in the minority, you’re not. There are many of us who share this ‘label.’ Being an HSP may just mean that you have a lot of depth and insight. See the blessings that you have because of being an HSP. You are most likely an insightful person, with a lot of depth. Learn to stop feeling so attacked in life, and let your HSP shine.