Who are highly sensitive people
Each fifth person has a particularly sensitive nervous system, but most of them do not even suspect. What they differ from others? And how can I ease your life?
Psychologies: Who can be called highly sensitive person?
Joe Capripotti, Coach, specialist in working with highly sensitive people: According to the studies of Elaine Airon, a psychologist, the author of the book "Super suspended nature. How to succeed in the insane world ", about 15-20% of us (men and women approximately equally) from birth possess a subtlety, particularly sensitive central nervous system. Not only emotional reactions are distinguished, such as increased empathy ability, but many physiological features.
Medicine has such a diagnosis as increased sensitivity?
D. TO.: The scientific name of this phenomenon is an increased sensory sensitivity, it is congenital and due to genetically, but this is not a medical diagnosis. Highly sensitive nervous system can be compared with any other person feature (for example, blue eyes or blonde hair). These features do not depend on our will and environmental influence.
How to understand whether you are a highly sensitive person?
D. TO.: You are sensitive to loud sounds, bright light, sharp smells? Tend to think about new information to the most carefully before answering? Experiencing emotions very deep? Do you have an increased sensitivity to alcohol, caffeine, drugs, pain, hunger? If you answered these questions in the affirmative, the likelihood you can attribute to this category of people. If not sure, you can go a special test.
How many people in the world? How common is increased sensitivity?
D. TO.: According to approximate estimates, there are about 1.3 billion super-sensitive people in the world, but most likely most of them do not know about it. Almost every of us has a relative, a friend or colleague, characterized by increased sensitivity.
Suppose I found out that I treat this category. I do not know what to think!
D. TO.: This means that you are an unusual person born with such a feature! It is believed that increased sensitivity has been developed during evolution as a strategy of survival. It is found more than 100 different biological species. In a sense, it can be said that 20% of people with high sensitivity contribute to the balance of society, in which 80% of people have conventional sensitivity.
Is it possible to cure from high sensory sensitivity?
D. TO.: There is no need to try to "be treated" from this natural innate feature. But still some accept medicines to comply with sensitivity and easier to fit into society.
Whether any techniques facilitating life to such people?
D. TO.: The main complexity with which people are faced with a sensitive nervous system – a tendency to overexcrying from the abundance of stimuli around. At school age, they are easier to learn when there is nothing superfluous in the classroom, it is also important for them to give extra time to fully learn new information. Adults need to build its schedule so that intense work in the abundance of external stimuli intermitted to rest, which will help restore the forces. In general, it is important to be able to relax and relax – this can help reading, music, meditation.
What literature on high sensitivity can you recommend?
D. TO.: In addition to the above-mentioned book by Elaine Airon, it is also useful to read her book "Superweight Child".
What about coaching and psychotherapy?
D. TO.: Both can be very useful, but for various reasons. Those who suffer from psychological injuries received in childhood, of course, will help psychotherapy. Coaching will be useful for those who want to learn more about their peculiarities, learn how to maximize the benefits for themselves and use them to achieve their life goals.
Can super-sensitive people live a happy life?
D. TO.: Of course! And the sooner they learn about their singularities and understand how they can be used, the better.