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Are you a highly sensitive person? ๐Ÿค” - Check it out!



Do phrases like โ€žDon't be so sensitive!โ€œ or โ€žYou need to get a thicker skin!โ€œ sound familiar to you?


Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed by external stimuli, feel things more intensely than other people, or do you need time to recover after intense experiences? ๐Ÿคฏ


Then it may well be that you are a ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐—น๐˜† ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป (๐—›๐—ฆ๐—ฃ). But don't worry, you are not the only one!


Overall, about ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐Ÿฎ๐Ÿฌ% ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป are thought to be highly sensitive.


People belonging to this subset of the population are high in a personality trait known as sensory-processing sensitivity (SPS) and ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜†, ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐˜€๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐˜‚๐—น๐—ถโ€”๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—ป, ๐—ต๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ด๐—ฒ๐—ฟ, ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ป๐—ผ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฒโ€”๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ ๐—ฐ๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜… ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ฒ.


On the more ๐—ฝ๐—ผ๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ถ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ of the trait, high sensitivity ๐—ถ๐˜€ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ด๐—ต๐˜ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ธ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—น๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—น๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฐ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ฝ๐˜€, ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฎ ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ ๐—ฎ๐—ฝ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป ๐—ณ๐—ผ๐—ฟ ๐—ฏ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐˜‚๐˜๐˜† (e.g. art and music). ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ


According to Elaine Aron, the psychologist that coined the term HSP, ๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜€๐—ถ๐˜๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ถ๐˜๐˜† ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ปโ€™๐˜ ๐—ฎ ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ต ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ. Itโ€™s rather defined as a trait that exists in each person to varying degrees.


If you identify yourself as a highly sensitive person, these 7 tips might help you to life a more comfortable life:


๐Ÿ˜ด ๐—ง๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฝ ๐—ฏ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ธ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜. Look for a quiet corner or relaxation area to recharge and schedule breaks.


๐Ÿก ๐—ข๐—ฝ๐˜๐—ถ๐—บ๐—ถ๐˜‡๐—ฒ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐˜„๐—ผ๐—ฟ๐—ธ ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐˜ƒ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฒ๐˜€. Try to make your work area calm and minimalistic. The fewer stimuli, the better.


๐Ÿšซ ๐—Ÿ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜ ๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐˜€๐—ฎ๐˜† ๐—ป๐—ผ. Donโ€™t let other people persuade you to do things that arenโ€™t good for you.


๐Ÿคš๐Ÿผ ๐—ž๐—ฒ๐—ฒ๐—ฝ ๐—ฎ ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜๐—ต๐˜† ๐—ฒ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—ฒ. Highly sensitive people tend to lose themselves in other peopleโ€™s thoughts and feelings - Maintaining distance is key!


๐Ÿ’ฌ ๐——๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฐ๐˜‚๐˜€๐˜€ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฝ๐—ฟ๐—ผ๐—ฏ๐—น๐—ฒ๐—บ๐˜€ ๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—น๐˜†. Speak up if something is too much for you or if you are struggling with a certain situation or behavior.


โ˜๐Ÿผ๐——๐—ผ๐—ปโ€™๐˜ ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ธ๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐˜ƒ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜†๐˜๐—ต๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ด ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐˜€๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—น. Try to remember that criticism is not necessarily a personal attack, but is intended to help you.


๐Ÿง˜๐Ÿพโ€โ™€๏ธ ๐—œ๐—ป๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ด๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ฒ ๐—ฒ๐˜…๐—ฒ๐—ฟ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐˜๐—ผ ๐˜†๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ฟ ๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ถ๐—น๐˜† ๐—น๐—ถ๐—ณ๐—ฒ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐˜ ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐˜‚๐—ฐ๐—ฒ ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜€. Effective exercises like mindfulness practices or yoga can help you to become stronger and more resilient.

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