Calling all sensitive people!

According to Elaine Aron, who is the world’s leading expert on highly sensitive people (or HSPs), approximately 15-20% of the population possess the gift of sensitivity.  It can be very difficult to manage in this harsh and chaotic world, but it truly is a gift.  The world needs highly sensitive people to recognize their trait and spread their innate compassion and empathy for others.

I am a highly sensitive person.  I have not always been comfortable with my gift.  In fact, I spent years trying to deny it and cover it up.  Now, though, I’m proud to be sensitive, and I would like to use this blog to spread awareness of the gifts of sensitivity.

Do you think you may be an HSP?  Here are some clues:

*You are overwhelmed by crowds, bright lights, loud noises, or strong smells.

*You avoid the news and violent movies and TV shows.

*People often say to you “Toughen up” or “Don’t be so sensitive.”

*You often take on other people’s emotions, feeling sad or angry when other people are sad or angry.

*You are deeply moved by the arts,  music, and film.

Not sure if you or your child is an HSP?  Take Elaine Aron’s self-test to find out:

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