11 Signs You Are A Genuine HSP, According to Psychology

November 28, 2023

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Written By - Ravi Shankar (GoodMindKeeping)

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In this story, I am going to dive into 11 signs that you might be an HSP (Highly Sensitive Person). 

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1. You Feel Deeply. 

An HSP experiences emotions in a way that is much deeper than most people. 

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2. You are highly observant. 

If you find yourself noticing the little things that others don't, you might just be an HSP.

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3. You need alone time.

If you find yourself needing regular alone time to feel balanced, it could be a sign you're an HSP too.

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4. You are sensitive to stimuli.

People who are highly sensitive had more activity in certain parts of their brain. 

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5. You are deeply moved by beauty. 

If you often find yourself deeply moved by beauty, don't dismiss it. It could be a sign that you're an HSP.

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6. You pick up on other's emotions. 

If you find yourself frequently picking up on and feeling other people's emotions, you might be an HSP too. 

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7. You get overwhelmed by bad news. 

If you find yourself frequently overwhelmed by bad news or negative events, it's likely you're an HSP.

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8. You have a rich inner life.

If you find yourself often lost in your thoughts or daydreams, or if you have a strong creative streak, you might just be an HSP. 

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9. You avoid violent media.

If you find yourself avoiding violent or disturbing media because it's too emotionally taxing, you might be an HSP too.

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10. You strive for perfection. 

If you constantly strive for perfection and are hard on yourself when you don't meet those high standards, you're probably an HSP.

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11. You need a calm environment. 

If you find yourself seeking out calm environments and feelings stressed in chaotic ones, there's good chance that you're an HSP. 

Don't be afraid to acknowledge these traits if they resonate with you. Being an HSP isn't a flaw or something to be ashamed of - it's just a different way of experiencing the world.

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Being an HSP means you have a unique ability to feel deeply, empathize with others and appreciate beauty in ways many people can't. It truly is something special.