Hometown: Seattle, WA and Flint, MI
July 2, 2013
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.
I've read her original book several times, and the Love one once.
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.
Potlucks are fun, and a change of scenery for the "talking" meetups is nice. A discussion group on HSP business considerations would be great.
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.