The Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)

I must say that my anxiety is kicking my ass today. All of a sudden, every part of me feels overwhelmed, stressed and overstimulated. I feel like a ticking time bomb, ready to explode at any second. I feel so on edge from all the stimulation and noises around me that all I want to do is find a little cupboard, crawl inside, and put on my headphones with music or a movie drowning out reality.

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I know that I’m a highly sensitive person (Yes, it is a real thing and I didn’t just make it up right now), and that does mean that I become overwhelmed exceptionally fast, but today is just one of those days where I feel like I want to bang my head against a wall.

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Basically, HSPs have an exceptionally sensitive nervous system and are just easily overwhelmed in any highly stimulated environment. Perfect for a person with vaginismus, right?

If you are interested in learning more about HSPs, feel free to check out the book, “The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You,” by Elaine N. Aron. Or, feel free to look online for more information. Click here for another link relating to HSP.

My therapist and psychiatrist both determined that I have this personality trait, based on a variety of tests they performed and through conversation. It’s frustrating and I honestly haven’t finished the book, or even gotten through half of it, because it’s overwhelming me with its scary accuracy on my personality.

I know this post was simple and didn’t have much depth to it, but I just needed to vent and try writing to give myself a breather.

Do any of you find yourself feeling this way for no reason?

 

*Feel free to stalk me on Twitter, Instagram or YouTube

 

Featured image credit: RobinHiggins

15 thoughts on “The Highly Sensitive Person (HSP)

  1. Hang in there !! Hope you have successfully vented out and it helped.. and please don’t bang your head anywhere, we all would love to read a lot more from you 😛
    Everything will be fine for sure 🙂
    And I have started stalking youon Insta , as u suggested 😂😉 so feel happy and feel relaxed for you stalkers sake!!😊😊🙏

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  2. I’ve heard about the highly sensitive person concept before but never got around to looking into it further. I definitely have some HSP characteristics, though, so it’s high time I had a read of the book you mentioned.

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  3. There’s always a reason, sometimes it just takes a lot of work to dig it out. Communication/connection are healthy coping mechanisms, and you are doing both by writing about it! I frequently run in anxiety circles wondering what the hell is going on, I’m working on sitting still instead to try to identify the source of that particular bit of anxiety so that I can address it.

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  4. I totally get what you are feeling. I’m the same, I actually used to bang my head literally. I made myself a little ball and banged my head to the wall, fun times! I could say it gets better once you know you are not alone. I just found about this trait this year and is really scary to read something and feel like someone is writing about yourself and you don’t know this person.
    Hang in there!

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