Well now I have a title. I always thought I was different, and not in a weird way. I’m just not like other people (something I use to say about myself ALL of the time).
HSP’s are highly empathetic, prefer quiete environments, and VERY sensitive to noise just to name a few of there characteristics. Most HSP’s are introverts but not all. I however, am an introvert.
I have always been one that likes to process things on a much deeper level to make some sort of sense with this world, and the people that live in it. I also like to exercise on my own rather than in a group setting. I really don’t like attention…… unless I’m on stage performing. Go figure!
I can take FOREVER to make up my mind. This is frustrating but so true with me. I am MORE upset than someone who is NOT Highly sensitive when I make a wrong decision. I have made many…… unfortunately. Every part of my being is effected. This can be dangerous to my health.
I am definitely more prone to anxiety. That’s no surprise to me at all for many reasons. I also am not fond of crowds. They’re over stimulating and chaotic.
I also hate bright fluorescent light! They are so hard on my eyes OMG! To be honest, anything that is extreme on my senses is generally to much for me.
I like to think I’m creative and believe I think outside the box. The “normal” logic thinker would consider me NOT logical. Coming from a performance background, I say most performers posses this type of characteristic.
I hate scary movies, always did! I would be up for days with my light on ( soft light…haha) if I watched a horror movie. Seriously!
SENSITIVITY doesn’t mean I’m weak, it means I’m very observant. Most highly sensitive people are very aware of peoples thoughts. It is NOT social anxiety. We are moved by works of art and nature. We are compassionate people. Because we care deeply about everything, it can be exhausting at times.
We are dedicated! Because I’m an introvert, being around people can be tiresome. It’s just how I am. It is part of my personality. That’s not a bad thing. Actually because I’m a HSP, I believe I’m worth knowing :-)
If you would like to know if you too are a HSP, you can take a test online. It’s simple and it’s free! Also, a professional can help you further define weather you are a hyper sensitive person just in case you feel it’s worth looking into.
“Highly sensitive people are too often perceived as weaklings or damaged goods. To feel intensely is not a symptom of weakness, it is the trademark of the truly alive and compassionate. It is not the empath who is broken, it is society that has become dysfunctional and emotionally disabled. There is no shame in expressing your authentic feelings. Those who are at times described as being a “hot mess” or having ‘too many issues’ are the very fabric of what keeps the dream alive for more caring, humane world. Never be ashamed to let your tears shine a light in this world” Anthon St. Maarten
Live, Love, Honor and laugh out loud! Prioritize You.