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Is being a Highly Sensitive Person adaptive in our culture?

  • Aug 22, 2012 · 7:00 PM

See http://www.hsperson.com/pages/test.htm and other parts of Elaine Aron's HSP research for a background in Highly Sensitive Person research. There is also a book "Quiet - The Power of Introverts in a World That Can't Stop Talking" by Susan Cain. However this book confuses HSP characteristics with introvert characteristics. Aron believes they overlap with 70% of HSPs introverted and 30% extroverted.

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  • Jessica

    Awww. I'm sad I missed this

    September 1, 2012

  • suzanne b.

    it sounds like a wonderful meeting....i am so so sorry i missed it. i talked today with my art prof painter and he said when he paints he feels sort of hum, like a meditation style OHM.....depending on warm or cool colors he's using. this simply blows me away.....it sounds like this topic could use more than one meetup!

    August 23, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Last night we ended with questions of how emotional sensitivity relates to Sensory Processing Sensitivity (the scientific term for the HSP trait). This link is Elaine Aron's discussion of the topic based on the article published in Psychology Today a year ago that gave the trait mainstream media attention for the first time. http://www.hsperson.com/pages/1Aug11.htm

    August 23, 2012

  • Lorna W.

    Well, best laid plans, etc. I had to work and could not make this meeting. I am really sorry that I could not attend. Work hours have been adjusted so this will not happen again if I can help it.

    August 23, 2012

  • suzanne b.

    i have to cancel.....i am so sorry! it's a grandma emergency. sometime when you all have a chance, look up synerthesia....this is when colors are associated with particular notes or sounds.

    August 21, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Wow 19 people! I just called Panera Bread to ask for suggestions how to accommodate all of us. Nick will be the manager on duty tomorrow night and is now aware of our needs. They will do what they can. I'm thinking we might want to split into 3 groups of 6/7 and then switch half the group each half hour. Anyone else have an idea?

    August 21, 2012

  • hillarykruh

    Is there anyone from Baltimore City who might be willing to give me a ride?

    August 11, 2012

  • Lorna W.

    I plan to attend this one. I am disappointed that I cannot attend the one on the 8th! Enjoy!

    August 5, 2012

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