In my last 3 blogs you could read about similarities between (high)sensitivity and giftedness. Both qualities exhibit some astonishing resemblances, face similar challenges in society and may have a hard time to ‘don’t worry, be happy’.
What also caught my attention is the fact that giftedness (or high intelligence) is a very broad field and that you can be gifted in different ways. This surprised me, in a way, and strongly reminded me of the diversity in characteristics that can be found in high sensitivity, too.
When researching happiness in HSP for my book ‘Expedition Highsensitivity’, I was thrilled to discover that (high) sensitive (HS) people have many personality traits in common with (highly) gifted (HG) people. Some of these trait combinations can set either ‘group’ apart from society. Particularly specific combinations of traits than lead to, for example, ‘awkward’ social situations or psychic abilities can be challenging for gifted or sensitive people.
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A mindfull choice
“We want to inspire and give hope that there is a different way of being…..”
— Sally Lewis, film-maker
19 juni – 19.00 uur – kijkhuis in Leiden.
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Last month I read a story that claimed that “Half of All Children Will Be Autistic by 2025, Warns Senior Research Scientist at MIT“. Since I’ve been studying the similarities and differences between High sensitivity and the autistic spectrum a bit, of course I was curious.
Especially because I always feel, that proving something ‘beyond reasonable doubt’ is an enormous challenge for scientists.