By: Lisa Philippart
The purpose of my previous article was to introduce you to the trait of high sensitivity. If you completed the self-test at http://hsperson.com/test/highly-sensitive-test/ and decided you were not highly sensitive, the chances are that you know someone who is. This article is part two of three parts designed to present you with specific characteristics to hopefully give you a clearer picture of yourself or the HSP in your life. We will look at the mental, physical, sensory, spiritual, and psychological/behavioral characteristics in an abbreviated form.
Better at spotting errors and avoiding making errors
Able to concentrate deeply (better without distractions)
Often thinking about our own thinking
Deeply affected by other people’s moods and emotions
Specialists in fine motor movements
Good at holding still
More easily affected by stimulants
Nervous systems are designed to react to subtle experiences
Require meaningful work and personal relationships
So, what do you think? Do you see yourself or someone you know with most or all of these characteristics? The next step is for HSPs to figure out how to function in a non-HSP world. I’ll share some tips and ideas in my next article. Until then…..Take time to appreciate the HSP!
By: Lisa Phillippart
Licensed Professional Counselor