Did you know that 15 to 20 percent of the population classify as an HSP?

I am constantly educating myself and seeking out the best resources about HSPs to provide you with the knowledge you need to thrive. Here you’ll find that running list.

If you’re not sure you identify as an HSP, you can take the test here.

Updated as of April 4, 2020

Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) Definition

According to HighlySensitiveRefuge.com, an HSP is:

Someone who experiences acute physical, mental, or emotional responses to stimuli. This can include external stimuli, like your surroundings and the people you’re with, or internal stimuli, like your own thoughts, emotions and realizations.

Terminology

Sensory processing sensitivity – The scientific name for HSP.

Serotonin – A chemical found in 17 places in our brain that moves around information.

Vantage sensitivity – “A relatively new concept referring to the proclivity of some people to benefit disproportionately from positive features of environmental experience, just as vulnerability depicts a propensity to succumb to the negative effects of adversity in the diathesis–stress framework.” (Source)

Books

The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D.

The Upside of Being Down – Jen Gotch (Although not HSP-related, but I found a lot of comfort in Gotch’s story; I hope you do too).