Tag: "overexcitability"

Highly sensitive people: latent inhibition and creativity

Highly sensitive people: latent inhibition and creativity

One aspect of high sensitivity is increased sensory input. There are some intriguing research studies on how this works at the level of the brain and nervous system, and how it affects creative ability. One study, for example, found that the brains of creative people appear to be more open to incoming stimuli from the […]

Keith Urban and Other Stars Show Dark Side of the High Sensitivity Personality

Keith Urban and Other Stars Show Dark Side of the High Sensitivity Personality

Many celebrities have sought treatment Musician Keith Urban once checked himself into a rehab center for alcohol abuse, with support from his wife, actor Nicole Kidman. A number of other stars have sought treatment for drug or alcohol problems, including Haley Joel Osment (star of The Sixth Sense), Mel Gibson, Robin Williams, Robert Downey Jr., […]

Highly sensitive relationships - Gwen Stefani: "I'm really emotional"

Highly sensitive relationships – Gwen Stefani: “I’m really emotional”

Like a number of other dynamic and creative musicians and actors, Gwen Stefani affirms she has qualities of the personality trait of high sensitivity: “I’m really emotional. I don’t fight with people – like, I can barely fight with my husband because I’ll just start crying instead. I’ve learnt not to do that.” [imdb.com] A […]

Jacquelyn Strickland on empowering yourself as an HSP

Jacquelyn Strickland on empowering yourself as an HSP

Hear this audio interview with Jacquelyn Strickland – a Licensed Professional Counselor, Coach and workshop leader. She says, “The idea of acting versus reacting is so important for highly sensitive people, because we do take in so much from our environment. I like to use the idea of mindfulness… “Be aware of ways in which […]

Crying and our high sensitivity personality

Crying and our high sensitivity personality

Expressiveness = High EQ or Sensitivity We cry in response to many different kinds of experiences, not just painful ones. Keith Beasley described Emotional Quotient, or ‘Sensitivity’ in Mensa Magazine (United Kingdom Edition) in 1987: “The person with a high EQ is one who is easily ‘moved’ and who needs to openly express his or […]