Being born sensitive is not the same thing as having Sensory Integration Dysfunction, Asperger's Syndrome, Attention Deficit Disorder or Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, or being neurotic.
It is also not the same thing as having an Avoidant Personality Disorder, typical shyness, or being an introvert, although these conditions may, certainly coexist. For example, suffering from General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) does not mean you were born sensitive although it is certainly understandable that, as a Highly Sensitive Person, you could end up suffering from GAD.
Whether you go on to develop symptoms or syndromes related to stress, highly sensitive or not, is often based upon inherited factors and personality. It also depends on whether you have proper coping skills. For HSPs, a huge part of coping is understanding how and why you are sensitive to begin with.
I invite you to watch Dr. Elaine Aron's short video presentation below, which may help you to determine whether or not you might be a sensitive soul.
If you think you might be a Highly Sensitive Person and are suffering from stressful emotional or physical symptoms you don't quite understand, I encourage you to visit Natural Remedies for HSPs to discover how to relieve FISH (fatigue, irritability, sadness and hypersensitivity) in just 21 days!
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