Traits

Are you a High Sensation Seeking HSP?

So along with introverts, extraverts, and HSPs, there are also High Sensation Seeking HSPs (Elaine Aron calls them HSP/HSSs.) HSP/HSSs are quite rare. High Sensation Seeking means a person seeks out activities or behaviors that allow them to reach a high mental or physical arousal level. This does not...
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Emotion

I Never Watch Horror Movies

When I was a kid, my parents didn’t let me watch R-rated movies. So, of course, that meant I really wanted to watch R-rated movies. I remember going to a friend’s house for a sleepover, maybe in middle school. All us girls sat in the living room and watched...
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Coping

A conversation with your non-HSP partner

Dear Partner, I just discovered something called Highly Sensitive People (HSPs)—and I think I am one. I know that the phrase “highly sensitive people” might sound weird—like people who cry a lot, get offended over little things, and are overly dramatic (“drama queens”). But that’s not what it is....
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Coping

I Have to Get Enough Sleep.

Oh, sweet, sweet, sleep. I love my sleep. “Getting enough sleep” is never a question for me. It is essential. I love feeling comfortable and clean and cozy in a fresh bed. (Morning) People always say, “Your body will get used to waking up early. I can wake up without an alarm clock!”...
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