Does being a HSP really touch every part of my life?
I think about being a highly sensitive person a lot. Sometimes I feel as if I have so much to say and no one wants to listen (I’ll listen to you, message me!). It took me a long time to get out of my own head. I realized that everyone wants to be listened to. Everyone wants to feel like they matter and are relevant.
As a person who claims to be sensitive, I feel a strong sense of duty to practice active listening and to be one of the few people in a person’s life they can trust to care. It is definitely not an easy task. For a long time in my life, I rejected aspects of myself I did not like and I felt other people did not like. This never made me happy. So I have decided to embrace my sensitive qualities, which is a lot, let me tell you.
Highly sensitive people are suggested to make up 20% of the population (Elaine Aron), which is why some of these qualities might seem common to you. Everyone has their own truth, and from my perception of the different qualities and people around me, I have measured my differences. Here is my list of all the parts of myself (I believe) to be touched by increased sensitivity: Continue reading “Aspects of a HSP”