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Lynnwood, WA

Member since:

July 5, 2014

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

I met someone who had many of the same traits that I do. I felt very comfortable around this person even though I didn't know her for very long. She made me aware that there are reasons for why I feel the way I do in certain social situations. For the first time in my life, I realize there are other people that feel the way that I do about busy crowded areas, over socialization, busy loud work environments etc. . .

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

I have never read any of her books.

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

Work environments are difficult for me when to much activity, noise or people in close proximity to myself. I tend to need time away and alone following over socialization. I have always found it very difficult to go to crowded places like fairs, amusement parks, movie theaters . . . any place that are crowded really. Ironically any job I've ever had has always put me in these uncomfortable situations.

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?

I do like comedy. Standup comedy shows I can usually enjoy. I do like dinners out . . . Good food as long as not overcrowded or really loud . . . Screaming kids and the like

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

All of the things listed sound really great. But I suppose the most important thing to me would be just knowing people and doing activities with people that feel similar to the way that I do and understand.


My name is Matt. I have lived in the Seattle area my whole life. I have always known I'm a bit more of an introvert than most and always wondered why.

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