December 12, 2010
I've almost always known I was on the extreme end of...something, but just thought it was a result of my background. As an organizer of a couple other meetup groups, I hoped there was one for HSPs in Seattle, so I looked and there you are.
So far, only the first.
After working at a 3-day seminar this weekend, I'm taking a couple days off to recover in silence. Mostly I avoid crowds, but if I have to be in one for some reason, I keep to the edges. I choose to sit in the back of theatres, the opera house, etc
I'd rather read than do almost anything else, and enjoy checking out interesting things on the internet. It would be fun to have quiet parties, strolls in nature without constant chatter, company at ballet, concerts, opera (from the last row), etc.
Friendships and activity partners, fun & laughter.
Finding out there is a real term for being highly sensitive, and that there are other people with the same reactions, is a relief - I just thought (hoped) I was nearly normal with a few unusual quirks that other people didn't have.