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Linda K

Location:

Seattle, WA
Hometown: NE Seattle

Member since:

January 30, 2011

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

I never knew that there was such a thing as an "HSP" before, but I definitely am one. Crowds make me uncomfortable. I like bird-watching. I have trouble concentrating when there are several sources of noise around me, and will feel as though the noises are louder than they might be to others. I am more sensitive to bright lights than most people. How'd I learn about this group? Just by accident, as I was browsing around Meetup.

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

I haven't read thoroughly any of them, but now have just finished the first chapter of her first book, understanding better how I very likely do fit into the HSP category.

Please tell us a bit about how being Highly Sensitive affects your life. We honestly aren't trying to be nosy. But because we're set up as a "real life" social group, it is helpful for members to share something about themselves when they join.

I feel I can help others talk about their feelings, and realize the nuances in how those feelings should be described. I do mystery shopping, and it involves being able to make mental note of many details in order to write them down in a report later. I've done it for years now, and perhaps the reason that I've stuck with it and enjoy it so is that I'm an HSP. As I understand it, HSPs are often sticklers for details being correct. That is so true for me.

In addition to our monthly discussion meetings, what other activities would you like to see offered?

Going out to eat; walking through gardens/the Arboretum; canoeing/kayaking; lessons in ____boarding; bowling (though I'm awful in it); trip to dog park, etc.

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

Friendship, activity partners

Introduction

Hello! I'm an INFJ. I think I have found a place with lots of people that I have things in common with....

What Linda K is saying about this Meetup Group

I really enjoy being a part of this group!


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