The Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) can be somewhat of an enigma when it comes to interests, passions, and careers. As I've learned more about myself as a sensitive person, I've found that my multifaceted interests are more of a benefit than a hindrance. But, I didn't always feel this way. Several years back, I worked with an HSP Coach who suggested I was a multipotentialite. I hadn't heard of the term before and it intrigued me. After I learned more, the monaker seemed to fit me nicely. Then, I started noticing that many HSPs I encountered also shared some of my 'jack of all trades' interests. As I've written more on sensitive people, I started wondering, is there a connection between being highly sensitive and being a multipotentialite?... Read More
HSP quizzes can help people better understand themselves and their trait of high sensitivity.
You may have heard about sensitivity in negative ways your entire life. This was mostly true for me until I came across the term, Highly Sensitive Person (HSP), at the age of 40. Called Sensory Processing Sensitivity (SPS) by researchers, this scientific term is frequently confused with another condition called Sensory Processing Disorder (SPD) which is a disorder that affects how your brain processes stimuli. You may be wondering, is HSP the same as SPS?... Read More
It's normal to want to better understand yourself as a Highly Sensitive Person, or HSP. You may have spent your childhood and much of your adulthood not understanding yourself. Maybe you never understood why you needed more downtime than others, why new environments or obnoxious people exhausted you so greatly, or perhaps the way you noticed subtleties in your environment drove your partner crazy. We measure lots of things on a scale including pain and happiness. You might be wondering, is there a Highly Sensitive Person scale?... Read More
Taking a quiz to determine if you're highly sensitive can uncover keys to your personality. Most of us long to better understand ourselves because we're highly sensitive and have always felt different from others. Do you suspect you're highly sensitive? Do you feel exhausted when you're exposed to too many stimuli? Do you prefer to be quiet, with few people, and close to those who know and love you? If you're curious about the HSP trait and think you might be highly sensitive, these HSP quizzes below can offer insight and perhaps confirmation:... Read More