16 Traits of Sensitive People
by Diane Kathrine
It is a book I highly recommend to all you Empaths out there, as it gives a fair few ‘aha’ moments for many of our traits. It explains, for example, such subjects as to why introverts have the tendency to lose their short-term memory when overstimulated or by being put on ‘the spot.’
Anyway, getting back to what I was saying: I picked up said book and found it wedged open on page 136, which I duly read. Page 136 makes reference to traits of highly sensitive people as compiled by Dr. Elaine Aron, a research psychologist.
She interviewed 39 people who described themselves as being either introverted or easily overwhelmed by external stimulation and asked them many varied questions, such as their film preferences, creative activities, relationships with family and friends, philosophical and religious views.
Based on these interviews and further research she came up with a compilation of 27 attributes of the ‘highly sensitive person’.
Here is a sampling of some of those attributes… see if you can lay claim to any, if not all of them:
Aron also found that most introverts, but not all, are highly sensitive…or in other words they’re Empaths!
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About the Author
Diane at Just Be is an Empath and has spent the past 15 to 20 years ('since waking up') researching and learning ways to make life as an Empath easier. She has discovered many ways for the Empath to stay healthy and in balance and shares her findings on her blog.Articles written by Just Be were published on Awakening People with the author's explicit written permission.