Which Kind of Sensitive are You?

by Caroline van Kimmenade

The term “Highly Sensitive Person” or “HSP” tends to be confusing to people who are unfamiliar with the concept.

Usually when people hear about someone being very sensitive, they will associate that with having to walk on eggshells around them. This kind of sensitivity (to criticism, to not getting one’s own way, of expecting others to guess and meet their needs constantly or just plain […]


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1 Karen December 7, 2012

you are so on the spot with that one!!!
I know a few people calling them self highly sensitive (and I do believe they are so), but they are more “borderline” in my vision. So extremely draining to be around… And somehow making HSP looking bad… And making me think, that I do not want to be in a category with them!

2 Germaine May 25, 2014

Self care has been an issue for me for a long time. I tend to want and do what’s best for the “group” and not for me. After years of doing this and having many “burnouts,” I finally hit rock bottom with clinical depression. Super hero status was something I unconsciously strived for until I realize through hitting the bottom with a loud thud that I did not have super powers to keep me above everything. Depressing ie in a deep hole, mentally, physically, socially, and financially, caused me to “finally” seek help from multiple doctors, including psychological. That was the first time I practiced self-care. I stumbled upon your website and have been reading various articles in my quest to cultivate self-care. It has not been easy…self-care. But worth the effort. Thanks for your insightfulness.

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