Now that you know you’re a Highly Sensitive Person, wouldn’t it be great to meet other people like you? Who also hated small talk? Who didn’t want to hang out at a noisy bar all night? Who were conscientious and good listeners?
So, how does one sniff out other sensitives?
The best way I’ve found is to search for HSP meetups on Meetup.com. At the time of this post, there are 210 groups worldwide.
If there isn’t a group near you, you can start one. Or, search for introvert Meetups.
Failing that, try searching for Meetups for activities that are likely to attract introverts and HSPs. Like meditation, book clubs, or gardening groups.
Hey–not all HSPs and introverts are shy or socially anxious, but if you are, please don’t forget that you need social interaction to be healthy. Even though it’s easier to stay inside sometimes, you know–deep down–that you’ll probably feel great once you get out of the house. Interacting with others can give you a definite boost!
Anxious about leaving the house? Try reading or working on your computer at a coffee shop! There are co-working groups where people meet at a local cafe and work. You can keep to yourself or take the opportunity to meet other folks.
So don’t neglect your need for social activity! Finding other “kindred spirits” is a special thing and those friendships are likely to be extremely fulfilling and long-lasting.