When I first heard of the term "highly sensitive person," I took the quiz developed by Dr. Elaine Aron and I actually scored fairly low. Still within bounds to be considered highly sensitive, but not by as much as I would have guessed. I assumed this meant I was simply less sensitive than I thought,… Continue reading Sensitivity is a Spectrum- Well, Actually Multiple Spectrums
Gaslighting destroys a person's ability to trust themselves.
Dr. Elaine Aron estimates that about 30% of HSPs are actually extroverts.
Now I'm trying to embrace my dramatic and weird, trying to be myself, but I've spent so long hiding myself and shape-shifting for other people that I have no idea who that is.
Disagreement can be painful for HSPs, but there are ways to work with your high sensitivity and have healthy, helpful arguments with your partner.
I have always been a very sensitive person, and after years of hearing how my emotions were excessive or dramatic or “wrong,” I developed a coping mechanism: always be aware of how others are feeling.