About 1 in 5 people are highly sensitive -- equal in both sexes
Highly sensitive people are complex in their characteristics. They tend to have been shy, timid children. They are creative, react to the smallest change in their environment, subject to mood fluctuations, organised, hardworking and conscientious and empathic.
Perhaps the most distinctive trait is their tendency to become overwhelmed when their senses are overloaded. Such as in crowds of people, social occasions, or with smells and noise or have too much to do in a short time. They then seek solitude and quite to calm themselves.
There is relief in knowing you are highly sensitive. It's a relief to understand why you react the way you do. It's a relief to know there are others like you. It's a relief to better understand yourself and your trait.
So, are you highly sensitive?
Try the test, it is free and only takes a few minutes. You can access it on the Foundation for Highly Sensitive People website below plus lots of further infomation.
If you would like counselling to help manage your sensitivity or to help a family member, please contact me .