| Are You or Your Child a Highly Sensitive Person?
Do you have times that you wonder if you are crazy? Do you have strange health and emotional issues that just seem to have no solution? We may have some good news for you. You may not be crazy after all.
Elaine Aron is a pioneer in understanding what she has termed Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). There is a self-test that you can take. If you say yes to 14 of the questions, it's very possible that you are a highly sensitive person. There's also a test for you to take about your children to determine if they might be highly sensitive.
Many of these highly sensitive people go to their doctor who tells them it's all in their head. That just compounds their problems - imagine being told something you are experiencing is all in your head.
A letter from Elaine Aron
Dear Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)
...or anyone raising a highly sensitive child (HSC),
Welcome. I'm Elaine Aron, author of The Highly Sensitive Person and The Highly Sensitive Child,as well as The Highly Sensitive Person Workbook and The Highly Sensitive Person in Love, a book about how sensitivity affects our close relationships. I began researching high sensitivity in 1991 and continue to do research on it now, also calling it Sensory-Processing Sensitivity (SPS, the trait's scientific term). I never planned to write any self-help books, but those who have this trait seem to gain a great deal from knowing about it.
Are you highly sensitive?
You can find out by taking the self-test This test, the result of empirical research on the trait, gives you a good sense of what high sensitivity is, as well. To see if your child is highly sensitive there is another checklist
If you find you are highly sensitive, or your child is, you need to begin by knowing the following:
This trait is not a new discovery, but it has been misunderstood. Because HSPs prefer to look before entering new situations, they are often called "shy." But shyness is learned, not innate. In fact, 30% of HSPs are extraverts, although the trait is often mislabeled as introversion. It has also been called inhibitedness, fearfulness, or neuroticism. Some HSPs behave in these ways, but it is not innate to do so and not the basic trait.
Sensitivity is valued differently in different cultures. In cultures where it is not valued, HSPs tend to have low self-esteem. They are told "don't be so sensitive" so that they feel abnormal.
About Dr. Elaine Aron
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