Shannon G.


Kirkland, WA
Hometown: Seattle, WA and Flint, MI

Member since:

July 2, 2013

When and how did you become aware that you're an HSP? And how did you learn about our group?

I've been operating based on Elaine Aron's work for at least ten years now... her book was recommended to me by someone else I knew, and the rest was history. I came across this group while looking for new meetups to join.

Have you read any of Elaine Aron's books about the HSP trait? Which ones?

I've read her original book several times, and the Love one once.

How have you experienced being an HSP? Please share a couple of examples of how being Highly Sensitive affects your life.

I'm likely a "highly sensitive extrovert", which is a tough needle to thread, so my experience as a HSP has improved greatly as I've developed better boundaries and sort of "own" it. As a professional astrologer, my colleagues and clients are overwhelmingly HSPs, but I found I needed to actually limit my practice to research and publishing; I stopped seeing clients partly for HSP reasons. As a designer, I decided to limit my work to only health & wellness people, which again brings me into contact primarily with HSPs (overrepresented in bodywork, acupuncture, psychotherapy, and other wellness). In this case though, it's been a good match for growing my business.

What sort of activities do you enjoy? Besides just "meeting to talk," what sort of activities (if any) would you enjoy, as part of an HSP meetup group?

Potlucks are fun, and a change of scenery for the "talking" meetups is nice. A discussion group on HSP business considerations would be great.

What do you hope to get from your membership in our HSP meetup? (i.e. friendship, activity partners, support, networking, etc)

Some new friends, networking, perspective.


I'm an "INFJ" and an enneagram "5w4". And a super-Libra (6 planets). Looking forward to picking other people's brains about the whole HSP thing.


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