React strongly to sudden movements and loud sounds or have an irrational fear of hurting other people’s feelings? You just might be a highly sensitive person (HSP).
“The term HSP is a relatively recent concept in the field of psychology,” says Dr Joel Yang, Clinical Psychologist at Mind What Matters. “It’s generally used to describe individuals who are more responsive towards sensory-processing stimuli such as loud noises, pain and tension, just to name a few.”
Here are eight signs you’re a HSP, and the things you can do when it all feels a bit too much.