Qualities of Highly Sensitive People

Highly sensitive people have a more sensitive nervous system; they are just born that way.

Studies have shown that they use different parts of the brain in different ways to non-HSPs. One of the effects of this different way of gathering and processing information is a sense of being more intuitive. 

HSPs seem more intuitive because they naturally absorb more information in the environment than non-HSPs. When they receive information, they will often need to process it deeply and ‘feel into’ the right answer for them. Sometimes they can’t explain the reasoning for their answer; it “just feels right”.

For some of you, this might be sounding a bit airy. But for those of you who are the HSPs reading this, you know what I am talking about.

I am talking about the knowing you have when making an important decision and the pause to ‘listen’ inwardly when unsure. 

I feel that many of you reading this will know EXACTLY what I am talking about.

Love Jen


Reference: Aron, E. N. (2016). The Highly Sensitive Person. NY, New York; Random House.