How Do I Know If I’M Highly Sensitive?

How do I know if I’m a highly sensitive person?

Signs You’re a Highly Sensitive PersonYou absolutely abhor violence and cruelty of any kind.

You’re frequently emotionally exhausted from absorbing other people’s feelings.

Time pressure really rattles you.

You withdraw often.

You’re jumpy.

You think deeply.

You’re a seeker.

Sudden, loud noises startle you.More items…•.

How do I stop being so highly sensitive?

Are You Too Sensitive? 8 Ways to Deal With Emotional Sensitivity#1. Write down your feelings. … #2. Figure out what makes you sensitive. … #3. Don’t be too hard on yourself. … #4. Limit overthinking. … #5. Think before you react. … #6. Challenge yourself and ask for feedback. … #7. It’s not all about you. … #8. Be patient.

What causes a person to be highly sensitive?

Highly sensitive people have a special variation of the serotonin transporter gene that behaves a little differently. If you have this gene variant, you have lower serotonin levels, and chances are good you’ll be a highly sensitive person.

Is being highly sensitive a disorder?

HSP isn’t a disorder or a condition, but rather a personality trait that’s also known as sensory-processing sensitivity (SPS).

Is being highly sensitive bad?

Although it comes with challenges, being an HSP isn’t a malfunction or disorder. In fact, it’s perfectly normal and healthy — and in some cases, advantageous. According to Dr. Elaine Aron, author of The Highly Sensitive Person, about 15-20 percent of the population are highly sensitive.