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This Graphic Shows There Is No One Way to Be a ‘Highly Sensitive Person’

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When I first heard of the term “highly sensitive person (HSP),” I took the quiz developed by Dr. Elaine Aron and I actually scored fairly low.

Still within bounds to be considered highly sensitive, but not by as much as I would have guessed. I assumed this meant I was simply less sensitive than I thought, and I was just exaggerating and trying to make myself feel “special” by thinking of myself as this super sensitive creature.

Looking back, having such a shame-filled reaction to an internet test is a fairly strong indicator I’m incredibly sensitive.

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