Highly sensitive people

Now, as an introduction to the trait of high sensitivity, see if some of these statements resonate with you or relate to someone important in your life…

  • 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 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.

Here are a few more to consider… Can be startled easily. Cautious in new situations. May have trouble sleeping. Extra sensitive to pain. Don’t like crowds (unless they are kindred spirits). Avoids violent movies and TV shows. Has a deep respect and appreciation of nature, music and art.

Sursa

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