Bremerton, WA

Member since:

January 7, 2013

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

I found out through researching social anxiety disorders and panic attacks on the internet. suggested this group. :)

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


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

I am super sensitive to strong smells, especially chemical type smells, noise, and light. It feels like my senses overload and I have to withdraw from whatever situation is triggering the upset. Because of these reactions I do not go into social settings very often at all and choose to spend much of my time in my own hone where I am able to control the noise level, smells, temperature, and lighting.

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?

Learning, reading, hiking, anything family-oriented, movies, holistic healing, massage therapy, and aromatherapy.

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

Fellowship with others who understand our over-sensitivities. :)


Hello! I am MaryKate. I look very forward to meeting others who experience the same over-sensory loads and sensitivities. :D

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