To check out if this label applies to you, read through and consider the traits described below.
- An HSP has a finely-tuned nervous system – something that is thought to be inherited.This makes them sensitive to external stimuli that the average person can ignore or filter out.
- The HSP can find the world to be emotionally and physically draining. Thus they need to retreat, and have time on their own, in order to regain their sense of inner peace. They can still cope with pressure and a busy social life – but they need space and time to renew their energy.
- The HSP has a rich inner life, and they know how they feel and the differentreasons why. Their experiences are deep, intense and meaningful. However, this can leave them feeling drained and overwhelmed.
- The HSP has a tendency towards anxiety, worry, depression, fear, guilt, disappointment, sadness and regret. They tend to see the pain in life and are rarely superficial.
- He or she can identify with other people’s pain, and they can’t shake it off and move on with their life. Instead, it tends to weigh them down and keeps on playing on their mind.
- An HSPs nervous system is over-sensitive to music, noise, light and excessive stimuli. They are more aware of pain, have a strong startle response, and are easily awakened when they fall asleep at night.