Are You a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)?

I have a sensitive personality. All my 80 years, I have had to be on guard daily to not get overloaded emotionally. No matter how vigilant I am, it still happens. I have learned to listen to that 1st red flag. If I feel overwhelmed, I say No. Sometimes I have to say it over and over until I say “I am leaving because you aren’t listening”. I communicate best through my writing.

From Understanding the Highly Sensitive Person:

From The Secret Life of a Highly Sensitive Person:

When I first encountered a description of what it means to be an HSP, it was like looking at myself in the mirror. I hadn’t realized there was a specific term to describe my way of perceiving the world. It brought me incredible relief to know I wasn’t alone.


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