I think I’ve been sensitive from precisely the nanosecond I was conceived. And according to some psychologists, that’s because it’s embedded in my DNA.
As a child, I remember being perpetually terrified. I was always biting my lip or sucking my thumb. I remember crying my eyes out on the doorstep of my kindergarten class, and my teacher insisting that she wouldn’t let me out for recess until I stopped.
I didn’t eat recess that day.
The Out Loud team take the quiz that will tell you whether or not you are a highly sensitive person:
If you think about it, life is pretty intense. There are lots of people and noises and smells. Every single person experiences a complex web of thoughts and feelings that I have no chance of fully understanding. Life, in short, is complete chaos.
For anyone who has ever been told they are “too sensitive” or “shy” – you are not alone.
You might just be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) . Yep – it has capital letters because it’s absolutely a real thing.