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.
When researching happiness in HSP I was thrilled to discover that gifted people also feel emotions intensely, are creative ‘thinkers’ and ‘doer’s’ and can act ‘awkward’ in social interactions. I am so fascinated that I want to learn more about the similarities. I discovered that some of the traits of (highly) gifted people set them apart from others in society, just like with (high) sensitive people. These traits are not obviously connected to the characteristics which are generally used to define giftedness, namely intelligence, IQ, or creativity.
It was a feast of recognition to compare typical trains of (high( sensitive people to those considered characteristic for (highly) gifted souls.
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.
In spite of our best efforts, we all experience a certain amount of stress as part of our daily life. As an HSP you might be particularly sensitive to (potentially) stressful moments. While a little bit of stress might just kick-start you to become your very best (just like a good cup of café might do, kick- starting you in the morning), excessive stress can interfere with normal daily activities and take a toll on your personal lives and health.
But this need not be the case. Today. I would like to invite you to try an ancient Japanese technique of self-relaxation that will not take you more than 5 minutes a day and can be done just about anywhere.
Hoogsensitiviteit: een last of een kracht? Met dit thema werk ik nu al een hele tijd. Daarom is het bijzonder fijn, dat het ook landelijk nu op de kaart gezet wordt: op 13 oktober 2017 het eerste HSP congres in Nederland georganiseerd wordt!
Ik zal erbij zijn, met een stand op de inspiratiemarkt.