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Genes and the startle response and high sensitivity | Highly Sensitive


One aspect of a highly sensitive nervous system can be a strong startle response or startle reflex, which can be related to a vulnerability to anxiety.Among the items in the Self-Test for sensitivity by Dr. Elaine Aron is “I startle easily.”In an edition of her Comfort Zone newsletter titled The Benefits of Being Highly Sensitive, for Ourselves and Our World, Dr. Aron notes that “our reaction time is actually faster than others, and we startle more easily — those are instances of super fast processing, thanks to a nervous system designed to do things thoroughly, so that it is also efficient.”

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