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