Posts about Traits
Did you know that HSPs and people with narcissistic personality disorder tend to be attracted to each other? Nikki explains what a narcissist is, why HSPs can be drawn to them, the difference between a narcissist vs. sociopath personality, and more.
The question is: Is being autistic (or having Asperger’s syndrome) related to being a Highly Sensitive Person?
The answer is no, according to Dr. Elaine Aron.
Learn about the challenges and benefits of being a highly sensitive man and how to cope–from sensitive men themselves.
Imagine being injured and incapacitated in a hospital–having compassionate, sensitive medical professionals, doctors, and nurses–make a big difference.
Extroverted Highly Sensitive People can walk a tightrope between desiring social interactions and overwhelm. Learn how extroverted HSPs cope & thrive!
Here’s an incident–involving challah bread–that nicely illustrates the difference between a highly sensitive person and someone without the trait.
High Sensation Seekers (HSS) are people who seek out activities or behaviors that allow them to reach a high mental or physical arousal level.
I’m sensitive to horror movies and violence because it stays with me a long time. So I avoid this type of entertainment. I hate scary movies!
If I have one thing to do in a day, it weighs on me all day long. Even if it’s something enjoyable. There will be a kernel of anxiety in my brain all day, until the event happens.
Do you find yourself saying, “I don’t want to bother you” a lot? Do you constantly worry about bothering others? You may be a people pleaser.
Have you ever felt overwhelmed by beauty? Does it hurt you to walk away from a beautiful view? Learn about Stendhal Syndrome.
Do you feel claustrophobic or suffocated in a stuffy room with no air movement–and it feels hard to breathe? You aren’t alone.
A bus screeched to a stop in front of me as I waited to cross the street. I grimaced and instinctively covered my ears. It literally HURT my ears.
Do you have a hard time making decisions? HSPs are cautious decision-makers who weigh every piece of information before making a choice.