Highly sensitive people are known for being independent and able to be alone. However, that does not mean that we necessarily are happy and comfortable with it. Recently I have been asking myself why being alone is considered, “bad” or a sign of a problem. Do I need to be herded into a group, an [...]
Social Smarts for Highly Sensitive People
Highly sensitive people are very attuned to other people so it would seem that they would have an easy time of social events. The truth is more complicated. HSP’s are empathic but also aware since their sensitiviity and attraction to nuance afford them perspectives that are different from non-HSP’s. They tend as a result to avoid small talk and prefer to talk about serious subjects, which is often not conducive to good social relationships. They also become easily overwhelmed by noise and chatter. HSp’s do better in one-on-one relationships or small groups as a result.