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What is High Sensitivity?
Highly Sensitive Child HSP – Initially, I would like to say that High Sensitivity is a personality trait. That means a person is more sensitive than the average person to their surroundings, environment, and their own body. However, a highly sensitive person often has a greater ability to perceive subtle signals and sensory impressions. And may be more sensitive to sounds, lights, tastes, and smells than others. Additionally, high sensitivity can also mean that a person is more sensitive to emotions and thoughts, in themselves and others. And may have a strong empathetic ability.
It is important to note that high sensitivity is not a disease or a mental disorder. But rather a common personality trait found in the population. Therefore, there is nothing right or wrong with being highly sensitive. It is about learning how to manage one’s sensitivity in a way that works for the individual in the long run. This page is created by “Highly Sensitive Children HSP”. With the goal of informing parents and children as early as possible about high sensitivity. Download our free E-book today! About the book…
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What is High Sensitivity?
Highly Sensitive Child
For a highly sensitive child, problems can easily arise in today’s society if neither the child nor the parents are aware of the child’s sensitivity. In this case, it can become overwhelming for a child to deal with preschool/school, friends, extracurricular activities, homework, mobile apps and screens everywhere, and so on. Furthermore, it may be especially difficult for a child to manage their sensitivity. As a child, especially as a teenager, one may want to be as much with friends as possible, participate in all activities and at the same time not appear different or strange. As parents, the best thing we can do for our highly sensitive child is to acquire knowledge and provide the child with the right tools and conditions to be able to manage their sensitivity in a positive way. It’s important to ask ourselves: Is my child highly sensitive?
Common misunderstandings about highly sensitive children include:
- They are shy or introverted: While some highly sensitive children may be more introverted, others may be outgoing and extroverted. Sensitivity is not a personality trait, it’s a trait that affects how a person processes information and experiences emotions.
- They are weak or delicate: Highly sensitive children are often quite resilient and strong, they just process information and emotions differently than others.
- They are easily upset or overreact: They may be more sensitive to their surroundings, but this does not mean they are easily upset or overreact. It means that they may be more aware of subtleties in their environment and they may be more deeply affected by certain stimuli.
- They are not normal: Highly sensitive children are normal, and their sensitivity is not a disorder or a problem. It is a normal variation in human behavior and personality.
- They can be “fixed” or “cured”: Sensitivity is not something that can be “fixed” or “cured” but it can be understood and managed.
Risks associated with being highly sensitive include:
- Overwhelm: Highly sensitive individuals may be easily overwhelmed by a lot of stimuli or intense emotions.
- Difficulty in social situations: Being highly sensitive can make it difficult to navigate social situations, particularly those that are loud, chaotic, or emotionally charged.
- Burnout: Highly sensitive individuals may be more prone to burnout due to the constant need to process and interpret information and emotions.
- Difficulty with boundaries: Highly sensitive individuals may have difficulty setting boundaries and saying no to others.
- Difficulty in a fast-paced environment: Highly sensitive individuals may have difficulty in fast-paced environments. Such as high-stress jobs or high-paced cities. As they may be more sensitive to stimuli and need more time to process and recharge. It’s important to note that being highly sensitive is not a disorder and it does not mean that these risks are inevitable. With awareness and understanding of the trait, highly sensitive individuals can learn to manage and cope with their sensitivity in a healthy way.
Benefits of being highly sensitive in children include:
For highly sensitive children, being aware of their sensitivity can bring many benefits. Firstly, their heightened awareness of their environment can aid them in navigating it more effectively.
Additionally, their increased emotional intelligence allows them to develop strong empathy and social skills.
Furthermore, their deep processing of information can lead to greater creativity and imagination.
They also tend to have a greater ability to focus and concentrate. Which can be beneficial in academic and other activities that require sustained attention.
Lastly, their sensitivity to beauty and art can result in a greater appreciation and enjoyment of these things. However, it’s important to note that despite these benefits, being highly sensitive can also bring challenges. With proper understanding and management, highly sensitive children can learn to cope with their sensitivity in a healthy way.
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