9 Things Highly Sensitive People do Differently ...


There are quite a few things highly sensitive people do differently! Even though you might be tempted to think that the people who possess these attributes are shy, introverted or they lack social skills, high sensitivity is in fact an innate personality trait that can be found in 20% of the population. According to Elaine Aron, Ph.D, clinical psychologist and author of โ€œThe Highly Sensitive Person,โ€ who first researched this trait in the early 1990s, highly sensitive people have the ability to pick up on subtleties that others might miss (for example a look or a feeling); she says that, "It's like they're wearing an extra pair of glasses." Highly sensitive people are very easily stimulated, they usually process information in a more elaborate way. Thatโ€™s why they take longer to make decisions, they are easily affected by other peopleโ€™s moods, they are very sensitive to pain (whether itโ€™s physical or emotional), they are highly conscientious, they usually avoid violent movies and TV and they are more emotionally reactive. Just like Edgar Allan Poe said, โ€œBeauty of whatever kind, in its supreme development, invariably excites the sensitive soul to tears.โ€ Here are a few things highly sensitive people do differently that will show you that possessing this trait has its benefits too:

1. They Feel More Deeply

Highly sensitive people do feel things more deeply than most people, since they usually process things on a deeper level. Ted Zeff, Ph.D., author of โ€œThe Highly Sensitive Person's Survival Guide,โ€ says that, "They're very intuitive, and go very deep inside to try to figure things out." They are more aware than others of subtleties and they pay attention to details. Thatโ€™s why they will always remember your birthday and they will notice if you got a new haircut. They usually avoid watching violent movies because they are easily affected by all those negative images. They feel overwhelmed by feelings quite often and they usually cry more easily.

They React with Their Emotions
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