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How to thrive as a highly sensitive person.
One has an excess of empathy. The other has almost none at all. Do these two opposite personalities end up drawn to each other?
If you're sensitive to your environment and get overwhelmed easily, it could be either one—but there are striking differences.
Are you sensitive to stimuli, emotions, and the busy pace of work? A few simple accommodations can go a long way.
What makes some people sensitive and others less so? These four major brain differences may explain it.
Do you get overwhelmed by a hectic environment, or the needs of everyone around you? You may have the genes of a highly sensitive person — and they can be a major advantage.
Childhood emotional neglect can leave anyone with struggles that last into adulthood. But if you're highly sensitive, it can be debilitating.
Andre Sólo is an author and philosopher whose work focuses on highly sensitive people, introversion, and the psychology of heroism.