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Elaine N. Aron Ph.D.


Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) are individuals with genetic characteristics that makes them deeply attuned and sensitive to their environments and relationships. They have high levels of empathy and emotional responsiveness. Above all, HSPs tend to be more thoughtful in their actions and deeply reflective. All this attunement and processing means they are also often easily overstimulated. This quiz can help you determine whether you share this trait. (You can also learn more there about highly sensitive children here.)

Are you Highly Sensitive? Find out here: High Sensitivity Self-test

Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D. is a clinical and research psychologist who has studied high sensitivity since 1990. She has published five books on the subject, including The Highly Sensitive Person (translated into 21 languages), The Highly Sensitive Child, and Psychotherapy and the Highly Sensitive Person, as well as scientific articles in the leading journals in her field. She and her husband, Arthur Aron, are also well known for their study of love and close relationships. She assisted in the creation of the film Sensitive: The Untold Story and is currently working on the next film, Sensitive and Love.

Learn more about the Highly Sensitive Person at: You will find many articles about sensitivity that have accumulated over 25 years of her writing a newsletter and blog. Also, links to all of the latest research here.

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