Much Like Flowers, Highly Sensitive People Are Beautiful Yet Fragile …
Highly Sensitive People Matter Too
It is hard being a highly sensitive person in a world that has yet to fully understand highly sensitive people and our innate sensibility to our less sensitive brethren. Often ridiculed and teased for displaying behaviors that represent weakness and lack of confidence in the world of non-sensitive people. Add to this, the mounting problems humanity is faced with on a daily basis, both socially and economically and it is easy to see why highly sensitive people might struggle somewhat to adapt to this overwhelmingly intense existence.
Highly Sensitive People Are Blessed With Many Unique Attributes
In spite of the above, I am thankful I was born this way because there are numerous attributes with which each of us are blessed with. Sure, there are certain aspects of life that highly sensitive people often struggle with, such as public speaking, socializing or performing while under scrutiny, but that’s not to say they are unable to do these things. They just have to work harder at it due to their extreme sensitivity. However, as you are about to see, highly sensitive people ‘do’ have a purpose and are sensitive for a reason, not just some random fluke of nature.
Chosen Through Natural Selection – The HSP Gift
As a HSP (highly sensitive person) I’m pretty confident those of us who know and understand this trait are aware of Dr. Elaine N. Aron, the HSP who enabled the rest of us to finally understand why we are so different. Understandably, as a psychologist (perfect career for a HSP) she was curious about her unusually high level of sensitivity to her enviroment, and so embarked upon a journey to find answers. The day I was perusing the self-help section in my local bookshop and came across ‘The Highly Sensitive Person’ by Elaine N. Aron, my life finally began to make sense. I was a HSP. Chosen through natural selection to be one of the 15-20% that makes up the HSP population – a selection that occurs in every species! We are:
And so much more …