I’m a highly sensitive person (HSP). This doesn’t mean I’m super emotional and whiny (although I am). Being a highly sensitive person means you have a genetic trait for high sensitivity which makes you more susceptible to various external stimuli. (Not sure if you’re a highly sensitive person?
Take the quiz here!) I learned about high sensitivity a few years ago, and ever since then, I‘ve been doing my best to make my life more accommodating to my sensitivities with things like weighted blankets, ambient lighting, headphones and more.