Emotional intelligence and sensitivity The good news is that those who are very sensitive are neither more or less emotionally sophisticated than others. They just use emotional intelligence in various ways. Emotional intelligence is the ability to understand your own emotions and those of others, to use this understanding to guide your behavior, and to recognize when you have failed at something important.
The bad news is that those who are very sensitive are neither more nor less intellectually sophisticated than others. They're simply using their intellect in different ways. Sensitive people tend to get caught up in details that other people walk by, such as why a particular action was said or done with words that other people don't even realize were there. This can make them seem naive or foolish, depending on the context. However, this same ability to focus on small details also makes them creative thinkers and excellent problem solvers.
Sensitive people tend to get easily hurt and often take things too seriously. They're also highly empathic, which means they feel what others feel and think what others think without actually knowing them personally. This can be an advantage or a disadvantage, depending on how you use it.
How 'Highly Sensitive' Becomes 'Deep Thinker' We HSPs are inherently profound thinkers. We wouldn't be as touched by music or other works of art, or by pleasant and beautiful periods in life, if sensory information didn't impact us so hard (that others often miss). But we're also aware that much of what happens around us is meaningless; only a small part of it is relevant for our survival. This makes us capable of focusing on one issue while other things go on around us.
We think deeply about issues that matter to us. For example, an HSP might spend hours trying to decide whether or not to pursue a relationship with someone they've been attracted to. An HSF would need to feel safe with this person before making such a big decision. They'd also need to believe that they could handle any problems that might arise from the relationship.
Our thoughts are never really finished. We start projects and goals that we rarely finish. This is because we're always considering new possibilities, thinking up different ways to approach existing challenges, and generally keeping our minds active.
Some people call this trait "over-thinking". But we like to think of it as essential to who we are. Without it, there would be no way for us to survive. We need to keep up with all that's happening around us so we can try to fit in where we are and use what resources we have available.
Highly sensitive persons (HSPs) react to experiences more deeply than the typical person. They perceive both good and negative information more profoundly, thus external stimuli such as loud noises, crowds, and high-pressure situations can quickly overwhelm them. Although these individuals are not necessarily afraid of these things, they do feel pain when exposed to them for a long period of time.
People who are highly sensitive tend to fall into one of three categories: uncomfortable in crowded places, may complain about noise, don't like bright lights or sudden changes in weather; dislike taking drugs, might have an allergic reaction to something in their environment; might have problems with pain. Some HSPs show no signs of being sensitive at all, while others are extremely sensitive.
Those who are uncomfortable in crowded places often seek out smaller groups of people, where there are less distractions. They might also avoid traveling by air if possible or if it's not an option, then they will need more time to recover from the flight. Highly sensitive people may also complain about noise even though they are not aware of it. This is because noises that most people take for granted such as traffic sounds, airplanes, and lawnmowers are actually painful for some HSPs. Bright lights or sudden changes in weather might cause a highly sensitive person to cry or become anxious. These individuals should not be exposed to these things for too long without protection from sunlight or wind.
A highly sensitive person (HSP) is someone who has an enhanced or deeper central nervous system sensitivity to physical, emotional, or social stimuli. 1. This is referred to as sensory processing sensitivity, or SPS for short. Sensory processing sensitivity involves how the brain processes information from the body's senses - especially vision and hearing - and how this affects a person's ability to function in their daily life.
People who have high levels of sensory processing sensitivity may experience:
Physical sensations like pain, temperature, pressure, and vibration as well as allergies, irritations, and sensitivities to chemicals, textures, sounds, light, and other aspects of their environment. These are all part of being human and having a healthy mind and body. However, for some people these physical sensations are more intense and frequent than others.
Emotional reactions such as anxiety, fear, anger, depression, joy, surprise, and lust. Again, this is normal behavior for humans. However, for some people these emotions are more intense and frequent than others.
Social interactions like feeling lonely, excluded, or misunderstood when with other people or groups of people. This is also normal behavior that most people go through at some point in their lives. However, for some people these feelings are more intense and frequent than others.
"Sensory-processing sensitivity" is the scientific phrase (SPS). Highly sensitive people are born with this trait; it is not something they acquire. Teachers may have classified them as timid or inhibited as youngsters, particularly in Western nations. As adults, they could be classified as introverts.
However, some highly sensitive people may experience socialization practices which include bullying, name-calling, and harassment because of their perceived weakness or difference. This can lead them to develop anxiety or depression. They may also feel like quitting school or work.
The majority of highly sensitive people do not suffer from any mental disorders. They just know how much noise is too much noise, how bright is too bright, and how cold is too cold. They also tend to get bored easily so they look for ways to relieve themselves of stress. Some highly sensitive people may find comfort in eating disorders such as bingeing or purging. Others may turn to substance abuse such as smoking or drinking alcohol excessively. Still others may engage in self-harm such as cutting or burning themselves.
There are several terms used to describe people who are extremely sensitive to sensory stimuli. These terms include hypersensitive, hyperacute, hyperaware, and hypsersalient. Although these words may be used to describe highly sensitive people, they are not always used in a positive manner. For example, someone who is hypersensitive to sound would likely dislike being called "hyper" anything.