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Andy Mort

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In a mad act of creative procrastination I just created a little video, introducing people to the concept of the HSP. If you find it helpful/useful please feel free to share it and use it however you like. I wanted to simplify the definition for people - I've been getting ironically overwhelmed just trying to explain what it is! :)

Are You a Highly Sensitive Person?
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I absolutely loved that. I liked your drawing of Carl Jung.
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Here's the post about metaphysical aspects of empathy (or one of them at least) which I mentioned elsewhere.
 
Monk said I ought to share this email I sent to him, in order that many of us might benefit from discussion.  Here it 'tis:

"I remember you've talked about empaths and some of the challenges they face before; I wanted to ask you, have you ever noticed yourself taking on other peoples' images as your around them and sometimes for a while afterwards?  I mean like...even when you imagine yourself, you find the other person's image intermingling or replacing your own in your mind's eye.  I'm curious what you would recommend to counter that sort of...losing myself in the people around me.  Just sitting meditation?"
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Skin sensitivity and those days when clothing is just too much on my skin...
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Seams on socks... Hear you! As a kid, I spent at least 10 minutes putting on shoes because the socks wouldn't coorporate ;)
Tight clothes and itchy clothes are annoying. I like mostly sports wear because it's light, comfortable and loose <3
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Are there any HSP'rs out there who also experience vestibular disorders such as Meniere's disease and Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo? I've got this double whammy on top of being highly sensitive and am prone to anxiety. My life has turned into one huge management plan around imbalance. Of course being HSP,  the stimulation stress only compounds it. Anyone else experiencing this combination? I've decided to do my graduate research on HSP as I am motivated to learn more.
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While at school as a child, I was placed in predicaments to address my differentness. In one instance, a teacher placed a cardboard box around me and placed me beside her desk (as I was over stimulated), in front of all the other children - I was humiliated. In another instance, I was placed in the class for physically and mentally handicapped children. But my differentness was never properly understood by the school system at the time. I feel concerned for children today, and how they are treated because they are different from the majority.
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Is it just me or do HSP and Asperger's have a lot in common?
I just took this test and got 34...
http://www.aspergerstestsite.com/aq-test/
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In 2007 my daughter was told she was messed up and needed a certain family's help. Today she is a completely different person. She went from high functioning and cheerfully active to sullen, insecure and on prescription drugs for various disorders she now believes she has, due to this strange family who were relentless until she did all that they said.  We continue to pray and hope for her to go back to who she truly is before they had gotten to her but she is still with them even though she has attempted to leave them several times.  (We have no idea what the family have to gain from doing this to her, )
 But my point is to agree that we should not label ourselves and then allow that labeling to become our identity. 
  As a Christian, I find my identity in Christ and in how He sees me. I know that He loves and accepts me unconditionally and wants only good for me. That I can do all things through Him ( I have no need for fear or prescription meds in my belief system, in terms of my thoughts and emotions, but only for my Great Physician to Comfort me in my time of need)
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Headaches halfway through the day... on most days... Tried it? How did you cope? (if not with pills) 
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I started getting migraine auras at about the age of 40.  During my 40s they were quite frequent.  I still get them, but not as often.  But, I was very lucky because I didn't get a severe headache with them, usually just a mild one.  My vision would be disturbed for a time and then I'd feel spaced out and extremely tired.  Anytime I seem to mention this, even to a doctor, they don't seem to understand what I'm describing and think that I have migraine headaches with lots of pain, but this condition is described on some websites I've found.
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LA sunshine

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I'm not always a fan of Huffington Post but I do like this article about Highly Sensitive People
Do you feel like you reflect on things more than everyone else? Do you find yourself worrying about how other people feel? Do you prefer quieter, less chaotic environments? If the above sound true to you, you may be highly sensitive. The personali...
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Yep, LA. Probably the major issue for HSPs who aren't fully aware of their sensitivity and why they become overwhelmed by the emotional energies of others is that they don't realise the need to set boundaries or even stay away from some to retain their own emotional integrity. But as a member post I saw recently days; Once you understand true happiness, you won't tolerate being around those who make you feel anything less.
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Jackie Beal

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Thanks for letting me join. :-) I've been looking for a group like this, maybe somebody will understand me. And not judge me. I'm also highly intuitive, and a empath. It would be really awesome to finally interact with people like me. Took me 48 years. , :-)
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Do the monastic thing briefly Jackie: just walk away from people and society for a short while. Spend time in nature; under trees, feeding birds, near running water, etc. Still the soul: heal the world! ツ
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Bill Phelps
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I just got back from a mission trip to Lima, Peru. The community was very poor, but they still were happy people overall. When I first stepped foot out of our van into this community my HSP trait really showed through. I was completely overwhelmed by the whole experience: the sights, sounds, smells, perceptions. I broke  down and cried for a a good ten minutes taking it all in. Soon I began interacting with the people though and found that my perception of the environment was driving my feeling over being overwhelmed. All in all it was an eye opening experience, and I certainly plan on returning as often as I can.
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I can only imagine what a humbling experience that would be. I'm sure it was a blessing for all
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文天手

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Question for the highly sensitive, heterosexual women in this community:  are you more attracted to the traditional, macho looks and behaviors in a possible companion, or the more sensitive, careful behaviors in highly sensitive men?
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Also, don't see manly and sensitive as opposites. It's definititely more about how they show it and how big a part of their identity it is... And whether those two conflicts or is in balance. 
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Still Pool Monk

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I don't like to promote other things too much in communities as I'm aware that spamming is distasteful. I thought some in HSP might find food for thought regarding the metaphysical aspects of being hypersensitive in another community called Empath Home (sorry, my mobile app won't link). A chap posted a very interesting question regarding being overwhelmed by the emotional energies of others, which I've just responded to.
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Good idea Lindy. I'd suggested that he share it with others, but didn't think to ask permission to share it elsewhere. Will do though.
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Andy Mort

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Are You Motivated by Your Fear or Your Preference? (some thoughts on distinguishing shyness from temperament) 
http://www.sheepdressedlikewolves.com/fear-or-preference/
Shyness inhibits people from doing the thing they want to do because of fear that others are not going to approve.
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You know, I feel that highly intuitive and sensitive people have a powerful role in becoming aware of the true nature of reality, letting go of fears instilled in us by this world, and gently helping those around us do the same and raise their awareness. I think we're doing that here, so my thanks to Lindy.
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Stacy Jean

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Thank you for excepting my request to be part if this community. I look forward to spending time with others who understand HSP and the challenges that come with it. Thanks so much! 
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Hi Stacey.
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Hi all thanks for letting me join your community. I have been looking to find people like me for years and I'm delighted to have found a community for HSP's, I am also an introvert and an empath so it can all get a bit too much at times 😃 I look forward to chatting with you all.
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Thanks for the welcome Kristie, yes it's great to find people with the same traits as myself 😄
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talentovision

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Does anyone not like spicy food? I can hardly tolerate not sure if this is an HSP trait or not.
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I don't like foods that are very spicy. I actually like my food rather bland. I've noticed that when I think a food is more delicious than usual, other people will comment on how tasteless it is.
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LA sunshine

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I feel like I was meant to live in another world. Being a Highly Sensitive Person I just don't live the way others do and it makes this world very hard for me. Sometimes it feels like this is all too much and I don't know how to get around it.
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+talentovision I agree with you! Figuring out why I am the way I am makes me feel like a weight has been lifted, I don't have to feel guilty about not being able to handle as much as other people I just have to figure out how to live in this world happily.
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as I mentioned in my last post, I have written today about how being a Highly Sensitive Person affects my emotions, please check it out!
My whole life I have heard things like "you're so sensitive Lee-Anne" or "you're just too emotional". For a long time I believed that I had a problem with taking things too personal, but now I understand why. Being a Highly S...
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Neodymium Carbon

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http://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test

This is a relatively short personality test based on the 16 Meyer Briggs personalities. I believe that you can be more than one, (I'm a borderline between four of them) but it's fun and pretty accurate. I'd love to know what other HSP personalities are, so it would be nice if you commented your results after taking the quiz.

I'm borderline between; ENTP, ENFP, INTP, INFP (I was extroverted by 3%, and feeling by 1%, and I took the test more that once with the same results) 
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Call me odd, but I really don't like those labels, categories and percentages. Souls don't fit into boxes egos create.
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Here's a funny blog post from a blogger I follow. I thought she described perfectly what it's like for HSPs while travelling and the reasons why I don't enjoy it. What is supposed to be "fun" just isn't for me. -- http://settingtheworld.wordpress.com/2014/06/10/planes-trains-and-automobiles-plus-buses-why-travelling-is-torturous-for-a-hsp-with-misophonia/
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