This recent quote I read from Emma Watson makes me like her a whole lot.
“Have you seen Quiet by Susan Cain? … It discusses how [extroverts] in our society are bigged up so much, and if you’re anything other than an [extrovert] you’re made to think there’s something wrong with you. That’s like the story of my life. Coming to realize that about myself was very empowering, because I had felt like Oh my god, there must be something wrong with me, because I don’t want to go out and do what all my friends want to do.” source
Thank you, Emma, for this!
Reading Quiet changed my life, too. I had to exact same revelation–there is NOT something wrong with me for being the way I am. The same goes for being an HSP. You are normal, just a different kind of “normal”! It’s the definition of “normal” that’s wrong.