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6 signs you could be a highly sensitive person

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In recent years’ research on a temperament category described as the “highly sensitive person” has been gaining increased attention. …

In recent years’ research on a temperament category described as the “highly sensitive person” has been gaining increased attention.
Could you be among the 15-20 percent of the population believed to make up this group?
Learned if you are, and finding this out will change the way you look at… EVERYTHING.
According to psychologist Elaine Aron, a lot of kids grow up feeling flawed (and perhaps medicated on that assumption) when they are not really flawed at all — they are just expressing a trait well within the normal human range: HIGH SENSITIVITY.


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  • 1. Articles from Portal Inspirational pentru Lumea Ta 6 Signs You Could Be a Highly Sensitive Person 2014-06-04 21:06:00 D.O.R. Romania In recent years’ research on a temperament category described as the “highly sensitive person” has been gaining increased attention. Could you be among the 15-20 percent of the population believed to make up this group? Learned if you are, and finding this out will change the way you look at… EVERYTHING. According to psychologist Elaine Aron, a lot of kids grow up feeling flawed (and perhaps medicated on that assumption) when they are not really flawed at all — they are just expressing a trait well within the normal human range: HIGH SENSITIVITY. In some cultures, such as Japan, the trait is highly valued, though sadly, this is often not the case in Western society, and such children can experience negative or confused reactions from peers and adults. In the 2011 documentary Bully, a child who commits suicide in response to bullying shows his first signs of being “different” as high sensitivity to loud noises, a fact no one comments upon as linked to his distressing experiences at school. A Highly Sensitive Person‘s temperament appears to be largely inherited (revealed through twin studies and other research), though environment plays a key role in how it develops. If the child is either overprotected or chastised for expressing what is for him or her perfectly normal, problems develop. Researchers who study the brain find that Highly Sensitive Persons are aroused by stimuli that may not be detected by others and their difference has to do with how the brain processes information. They can’t change what they are, though they can learn how to cope and monitor themselves. High sensitivity can be seen in other higher animals, too. From an evolutionary standpoint, the trait is valuable in a group. While you don’t want everyone, or even most members to have it, heightened sensitivity in some individuals is So macht Kochen Spaß hse 24.de /Kue che _und_Ko che n Erstklassige Küchen- & Kochartikel. Gleich bequem online bestellen!
  • 2. beneficial: They can warn of potential danger, make acute observations of the behavior of other animals, and share the wisdom of their tendency toward greater reflection. In history, Highly Sensitive Persons would be the priest-advisors in the community. Today they are often the artists, teachers, researchers, and judges. In the modern world, the trait has both positive and negative aspects. On the good side, you may be better able to spot errors and process information to deeper levels in your brain. On the bad side, you can react to false alarms and become rattled by loud noises and other stimuli. Caffeine and medicines may cause you to react more than most. Aron has also observed in her work that Highly Sensitive Persons who had difficult childhoods are particularly prone to anxiety as adults. According to Aron, this trait is not a new discovery, but it is something that has often been misunderstood and culturally devalued, making life challenging for people who live with it. Here are some things that tend to be associated with Highly Sensitive Persons. 1. You were described as sensitive or shy as a child You were the kid who knew what somebody was about to say before they said it. You reacted strongly to changes in your environment. Maybe you were the one who paused to watch before jumping into the game. Aron emphasizes that while most Highly Sensitive Persons have been labeled shy, a full 30 percent have not and would be described as extroverted. She notes that some observers like Susan Cain in her best-selling book Quiet: The
  • 3. Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, may really be talking about sensitivity when they discuss introversion. Being highly reactive to stimuli does not necessarily mean you don’t seek out crowds or new acquaintances, although it often does. The key underlying trait is sensitivity, not inhibition. Some Highly Sensitive Persons are actually sensation-seekers — stimuli can bring them intense pleasure as well as discomfort. 2. You pick up subtleties in your environment T he Highly Sensitive Person‘s brain processes information and reflects on it more deeply. One thing Highly Sensitive Persons share is the tendency to notice things others might not pick up on so readily, like the mood of a teacher or the rearrangement of furniture in a room. An artificial sweetener might taste like a chemical experiment, and someone’s slightly off-key singing might sound like a fingernail on a chalkboard. Highly Sensitive Persons might also have noticed a tendency to detect when someone is telling a lie, or intuit another person’s feelings. 3. You can easily become overwhelmed Too much intensity, chaos and noise can wreak havoc on a Highly Sensitive Person, which is why they often work better in quiet environments. When they are able to concentrate, Highly Sensitive Persons are excellent at work that requires deep thinking and fast turnover. But turn up the volume around them and ask them to do too many things at once and they become overloaded. If you’re the kind of person who feels the need to retreat by yourself after a trip or an outing with friends or a busy day, you might be a Highly Sensitive Person. Part of managing life for a Highly Sensitive Person (or somebody who is close to one) is to understand and respect the need for extra time to regroup and making allowances for your particular work style. 4. You fall hard and fast
  • 4. Aron has devoted an entire book, The Highly Sensitive Person in Love, to the topic of Highly Sensitive Persons and their style of loving. When they fall in love, they often feel tremendous ecstasy, and often very quickly, but they also feel anxiety, overstimulation and difficulty processing their intense emotions. Overstimulation and intensity can make intimacy difficult for Highly Sensitive Persons, who are also the type of people who naturally seek it out. For Highly Sensitive Persons, the risk of heartbreak and unhappy relationships is unfortunately higher than average, but understanding the trait and finding a partner who can be patient with it can increase the odds of success. 5. You are conscientious Highly Sensitive Persons tend to be conscientious people who try hard to perform their duties well and execute their work at their very best level. They often have particularly good manners, and notice when others don’t. Rudeness and work that is full of errors drive those nuts. Highly Sensitive Persons are often especially concerned with issues of social justice, and will fight hard to right wrongs in the world. 6. You have a vivid imagination Highly Sensitive Persons are often very creative people. They have vivid dreams and can wander off into imaginary realms in their minds. They are also very empathetic and can imagine the thoughts and feelings of others. An interest in art, philosophy and spirituality is common. Carl Jung was one of the early psychologists most interested in Highly Sensitive Persons (he used a different term), probably because he himself was one. He thought that people with “innate sensitivity,” as he put it, were more in touch with the unconscious mind and could be especially insightful. If all of this sounds like you, you might just be a Highly Sensitive Person,
  • 5. equipped with a temperament that requires special skills and knowledge to deal with. Aron does not pathologize it, but treats it as something that simply is. Even for people who are not Highly Sensitive Persons, information on the topic can surely be useful to parents, teachers, partners, and co-workers who have an Highly Sensitive Person among them. In a future article we will provide you a TEST to discover if you are a Highly Sensitive Person. If you want to be informed when the TEST will be available, YOU CAN SUBSCRIBE HERE TO OUR NEWSLETTER or You can LIKE and receive notifications from our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/doracademyint or You can FOLLOW our Google Plus Page: https://plus.google.com/+DorAcademyInternational Inspired by: http://www.alternet.org/ Share Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest LinkedIn Tumblr Google+ D.O.R. Romania Hochzeit Verl haus-he nke njo hann.de Hochzeiten bis 200 Personen Restaurant Verl

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