Have you ever been told you’re too sensitive?
To just get over it?
Have you ever been out to eat at a restaurant with your friends and suddenly felt super overwhelmed? Rationally, you were having fun. But suddenly, the 32 TVs blaring, the fluorescent lights, the drink you’re sipping, the collective noise all hit you at once and you HAD to get out of there.
Do you suffer from anxiety or depression?
Have you been called annoying, dramatic, or even crazy?
I feel you. I am you.
You’re not annoying. Or dramatic. Or crazy.
You might just be highly sensitive.
You might be familiar with these terms or you might be thinking, “well isn’t being highly sensitive the same thing as too sensitive?” “Does that mean I should just get over it after all?”
Being highly sensitive is an amazing gift, even if sometimes it feels like a curse. In fact, about 20% of the population can be considered highly sensitive. Elaine Aron first shared research about highly sensitive people and I personally am so grateful for that! I've been able to find out so much more about myself.
Here are some of the ways to know if you might be highly sensitive. This is a quick highly sensitive person test. You might say a resounding “YES” to everything on this list or just a few:
So, what now? Do you recognize yourself as a highly sensitive person (HSP)? Do you see it in someone you love like your child, your partner or your best friend?
I’ve got you! As someone who is an HSP and an INFJ personality type, I’ve developed some tools to share with you to cope when things get rough and to start to LOVE yourself and the fact that you’ve been given this gift. I've developed a course that will help you Find Your Magic as a Highly Sensitive Person! I've also created workbooks for HSPs with anxiety and am a HSP coach.
I’ll teach you: