Are you a highly sensitive person (HSP)?

A week  for reblogging it seems. This is a very interesting article.

Thriving Under Pressure

Cherish your sensitivity. It is your superpower.

Do you experience more stress than the average person? Are you overly sensitive to external stimuli. Chances are, there is nothing wrong with you or your coping strategies.

Instead, your brain may be more sensitive to stress than the average person. You may in fact, be what Dr. Elaine Aron has coined “A Highly Sensitive Person” (HSP).


Neurological differences found in HSP’s.

Brain scans show that HSP’s have “heightened activity in empathy-related brain regions” including the anterior insula (insular cortex), highlighted in the brain scan below.


The intensified response of highly sensitive people (HSP) to stress is not a choice – it’s biological. HSP brains are wired differently than the average person. This fact has been clearly supported by scientific research.

Self Test: Are You Highly Sensitive?

  1. Are you easily overwhelmed by such things as bright lights, strong smells, coarse fabrics, or sirens…

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18 thoughts on “Are you a highly sensitive person (HSP)?

      1. You know, I was laughing, reading and having in mind the pictures of all priests whispering: ‘Evil, evil!’. Nothing like that, just our human brain.

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  1. This is a fascinating and very encouraging post for me. It tells me I’m not a *Highly Sensitive Person! Isn’t that great! I’m doing a little dance to celebrate. 🙂

    *One of my brothers is, though…

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