Drama queens, crybabies, whiners, wet blankets – Highly Sensitive People (HSP) have been labelled all of these things and more, when the truth is, there’s a lot of things most people fail to understand about the concept. HSP was originated by Dr. Elaine N. Aron (1996), and it refers to an inherent, biological predisposition some people have to process and perceive information on a much deeper level. If you’re an HSP, then you think and feel things with greater intensity, in a way that many others can’t understand. Sometimes, HSP are mistaken as empaths. Do you know someone who might be an HSP? Do you agree with these signs?

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Script Editor: Rida Batool & Kelly Soong
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References and sources:
Aron, E. N. (1996). Counseling the highly sensitive person. Counseling and Human Development, 28, 1-7.
Piechowski, M. M. (1997). Emotional giftedness: The measure of intrapersonal intelligence. Handbook of gifted education, 2, 366-381.
Aron, E. (2013). The highly sensitive person. Kensington Publishing Corp..
Sand, I. (2016). Highly Sensitive People in an Insensitive World: How to Create a Happy Life. Jessica Kingsley Publishers.
Zeff, T. (2004). The Highly Sensitive Person’s Survival Guide: Essential Skills for Living Well in an Overstimulating World. New Harbinger Publications.
Aron, A., Aron, E., Jagiellowicz, J., Xu, X., Cao, G., Feng, T., & Weng, X. (2010) The trait of sensory processing sensitivity and neural responses to changes in visual scenes. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 6, 38-47.

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