Unfortunately, today, highly sensitive people are still referred to as “sensitive” against better knowledge.However, the correct classification should mean “sensitive”. Typical characteristics of a highly sensitive person are according to Wikipedia the following:
- pronounced subtle perception (multi-layered fantasy and thought processes)
- increased sensitivity to pain
- detailed perception
- high enthusiasm, very diverse interests
- high ownership and desire for independence
- very pronounced long-term memory
- psychosocial fine perception (other people’s sensitivities, moods and emotions are detected more easily and in more detail)
- more influenced by other people’s moods
- pronounced intuitive thinking, often associated with the ability to think laterally and multi-perspectively
- simultaneous perception of many details of a situation with high depth of processing and linking can open up new areas of perception and unusual relationships or perspectives
- long emotional “resonance” of the experienced
- Thinking in larger contexts
- pronounced altruism, sense of justice, strong value orientation
- Need for harmony, conscientiousness, sense of responsibility
- Intense experience of art and music
- Inclination towards self-criticism and perfectionism
- mostly complex and stable personality
- intense feeling and experience
A very nice website about high sensitivity is delicately stringed. Here you can also perform a test to find out if you are highly sensitive.
I would also sign up in a forum for highly sensitive people to learn how these people “tick”.The best in my opinion is http://www.treffpunkt-hochsensib…, but that’s a matter of taste.
I am highly sensitive.Things in a partnership that are very important to me are the following:
- to be able to exchange ideas with my partner all the time.
Speechlessness has always been a criterion for me to possibly end the partnership.
and many more.I also teach all these things to my partner. I know that a relationship with a highly sensitive person is not easy. This relationship demands a lot, but it can also give a lot.