Today I want to share with you 17 signs that you are a highly sensitive person.
For those of you who are still on the fence and not exactly sure if you fit the definition of a highly sensitive person.
Aaaand for those of you who already know that you are, in fact, an HSP, but who might sometimes feel a little lonely with it all.
I sometimes feel like that for sure, so please let me know if you can relate to any of these… 😉
17 Signs You Are A Highly Sensitive Person
#1 For optimal comfort, you need the temperature to be precisely between 73.3 and 74.7 degrees. Below 73.3 calls for winter coat. Above 74.7 calls for bikini.
#2 If you forget your sunglasses at home, the outing is pretty much ruined before it even begins. You truly feel a kinship with Bill in True Blood. Those rays are DEADLY!
#3 Well, you would if you could actually watch a TV show about vampires. TV watching can be challenging when your empathy extends to fictional characters.
#4 As a matter of fact, you often watch TV a) with your eyes closed or b) from another room. As in “Just let me know when it’s safe to come back!”
#5 But that’s okay, because you can always just watch your dreams. They pretty much rival full-length feature films with character development, plot twists, and the works.
#6 Or you can play the End Of The World Game for extra excitement. All it takes for you to feel like the world is coming to an end is to a) miss a meal, b) have your kid wake you up in the middle of the night, or c) go for a day without quiet time.
#7 For other “fun” activities, you need to block out twice the time. One day at the amusement park + one day for recovery. Two days touring a new city + two days for recovery. One week beach vacay with the fam + one week for recovery.
#8 And while you’re out there, you gotta be extra careful with the booze. Three sips of Mike’s Hard Lemonade is likely to result in dancing on the tables followed by two days of recovery.
#9 Caffeine is another lovely substance likely to get you in trouble. Drinking half a cup of coffee on Monday will pretty much ensure you won’t sleep a wink until Wednesday.
#10 And then there are All The Smells. Sigh. You wish you didn’t have to expend quite so much energy avoiding “bad air”.
#11 Bad air concerns even result in people avoidance. You can’t be friends with anyone wearing perfume or cologne. Well, maybe pen pals?
#12 Of course, trying to participate in a group conversation is pretty much pointless anyway, because you have to think about everything for so long that by the time you’re ready to chime in, everyone else already moved on to a different topic 10 minutes ago.
#13 You can’t respond to texts or emails right away either, because again, MUST PROCESS. And then the processing takes so long you start feeling weird about responding at all. Like, did you actually just take two weeks to come up with “Thanks, I really appreciate it!”?
#14 You are familiar with the term “hairstyle headache”.
#15 You think jeggings are mankind’s greatest invention so far.
#16 At least until they come up with cars that can drive themselves. Driving, especially in heavy traffic and unfamiliar locations, is one of your least favorite activities.
#17 You have to practice driving to new places with someone who can tell you where to go, because operating a vehicle and trying to figure out where to go all at the same time is waaay too overwhelming.
How Do YOU Spot An HSP?
How do YOU know you’re an HSP? Any signs to add to my list? Let me know in the comments below! 😀