What we're about
If you are reading this page, you probably already know what a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) is, and you probably are one. "HSP" is a concept explained by Dr. Elaine Aron in her 1996 book "The Highly Sensitive Person." If you identify as a Myers-Briggs INFJ, INFP, or ISFP, there's a very good chance you're also an HSP.
If you'd like to learn more, we highly recommend that you visit Elaine Aron's web site and take her sensitivity self-test: http://www.hsperson.com/pages/test.htm
This group was created to help greater San Francisco Bay Area HSPs connect with each other for friendship and support. I cannot say enough positive things about the importance of HSPs connecting and making friends with their peers. Although the idea of "a group" may sound daunting to an HSP (after all, about 75% of HSPs are introverts!), the benefits of spending time with others who "get it" far outweigh the "scary moments" that go with thinking "I'm not sure I can handle being in a group!"
This group was named "San Francisco Bay Area" HSPs in the hope of reaching a broader group of people from all over the Bay Area.
It is our hope that this group be about connection, fellowship and friendship with other members of our "tribe." For any number of reasons, many HSPs say they often feel socially isolated, and we'd like to help offer a "safe venue" to overcome that.
Please understand that this is a social and friendship group, NOT a therapy or mental health support group.
You are highly encouraged to suggest new meetups to the group yourself,and they will be announced right away.