Wednesday, February 22, 2017

The "Highly Sensitive" (Introverted) Person

And there you have it --

“The 'highly sensitive' [introverted] tend to be philosophical or spiritual in their orientation, rather than materialistic or hedonistic

They dislike small talk

They often describe themselves as creative or intuitive

They dream vividly, and can often recall their dreams the next day. 

They love music, nature, art, and physical beauty

They feel exceptionally strong emotions -- sometimes acute bouts of joy, but also sorrow, melancholy, and fear.

Highly sensitive people also process information about their environments -- both physical and emotional -- unusually deeply. They tend to notice subtleties that others miss -- another person's shift in mood, say, or a lightbulb burning a touch too brightly.” -- 

Susan Cain, "Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking"

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