1. There are also changes at the macro brain level. The areas associated with this trait greatly overlap with the brain areas that support empathy! Also, they have a hyperactive insula, which explains their heightened awareness of their inner emotional states and bodily sensations. This hyperactivity explains their sensitivity to pain, hunger and caffeine.
2. There are biological reasons for all the components of this trait. A HSP’s brain is wired differently and the nervous system is highly sensitive with a lower threshold for action (2). This hyper-excitability contributes to increased emotional reactivity, a lower threshold for sensory information (e.g. bothered by noise, or too much light), and increased awareness of subtleties (e.g. quick to notice odors).
3. Their goal is to distract you with their manipulative tactics so that you’re no longer serving your highest good – instead, you’re catering to their ego, exclusively serving them and their needs.
4. It is not surprising that this trait is found in artists, poets and is linked to giftedness, creativity and empathy. At the same time, a Highly Sensitive Person is at a higher risk of depression and burnout, because they get easily overwhelmed. This is why it is critical to know if you are a HSP, so you can seek out relationships and environments that make you shine.
5. So if you encounter someone with Avoidant Personality Disorder, you’re likely to see how much more massive their anxiety and social inhibition is, than say, a person who is “just” anxious. This isn’t just someone who gets easily drained by other people (as many introverts do) or avoids interactions with potentially toxic people.
6. There is overlap between some of the symptoms of this disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder, symptoms of trauma, PTSD or Complex PTSD as well as a host of other mental health issues. It is thought that Avoidant Personality Disorder and social anxiety itself can also be caused by trauma. It also overlaps with certain withdrawal behaviors of being a highly sensitive person.
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1. There are also changes at the macro brain level. The areas associated with this trait greatly overlap with the brain areas that support empathy! Also, they have a hyperactive insula, which explains their heightened awareness of their inner emotional states and bodily sensations. This hyperactivity explains their sensitivity to pain, hunger and caffeine.
2. There are biological reasons for all the components of this trait. A HSP’s brain is wired differently and the nervous system is highly sensitive with a lower threshold for action (2). This hyper-excitability contributes to increased emotional reactivity, a lower threshold for sensory information (e.g. bothered by noise, or too much light), and increased awareness of subtleties (e.g. quick to notice odors).
3. Their goal is to distract you with their manipulative tactics so that you’re no longer serving your highest good – instead, you’re catering to their ego, exclusively serving them and their needs.
4. It is not surprising that this trait is found in artists, poets and is linked to giftedness, creativity and empathy. At the same time, a Highly Sensitive Person is at a higher risk of depression and burnout, because they get easily overwhelmed. This is why it is critical to know if you are a HSP, so you can seek out relationships and environments that make you shine.
5. So if you encounter someone with Avoidant Personality Disorder, you’re likely to see how much more massive their anxiety and social inhibition is, than say, a person who is “just” anxious. This isn’t just someone who gets easily drained by other people (as many introverts do) or avoids interactions with potentially toxic people.
6. There is overlap between some of the symptoms of this disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder, symptoms of trauma, PTSD or Complex PTSD as well as a host of other mental health issues. It is thought that Avoidant Personality Disorder and social anxiety itself can also be caused by trauma. It also overlaps with certain withdrawal behaviors of being a highly sensitive person.
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1. There are also changes at the macro brain level. The areas associated with this trait greatly overlap with the brain areas that support empathy! Also, they have a hyperactive insula, which explains their heightened awareness of their inner emotional states and bodily sensations. This hyperactivity explains their sensitivity to pain, hunger and caffeine.
2. There are biological reasons for all the components of this trait. A HSP’s brain is wired differently and the nervous system is highly sensitive with a lower threshold for action (2). This hyper-excitability contributes to increased emotional reactivity, a lower threshold for sensory information (e.g. bothered by noise, or too much light), and increased awareness of subtleties (e.g. quick to notice odors).
3. Their goal is to distract you with their manipulative tactics so that you’re no longer serving your highest good – instead, you’re catering to their ego, exclusively serving them and their needs.
4. It is not surprising that this trait is found in artists, poets and is linked to giftedness, creativity and empathy. At the same time, a Highly Sensitive Person is at a higher risk of depression and burnout, because they get easily overwhelmed. This is why it is critical to know if you are a HSP, so you can seek out relationships and environments that make you shine.
5. So if you encounter someone with Avoidant Personality Disorder, you’re likely to see how much more massive their anxiety and social inhibition is, than say, a person who is “just” anxious. This isn’t just someone who gets easily drained by other people (as many introverts do) or avoids interactions with potentially toxic people.
6. There is overlap between some of the symptoms of this disorder and Social Anxiety Disorder, symptoms of trauma, PTSD or Complex PTSD as well as a host of other mental health issues. It is thought that Avoidant Personality Disorder and social anxiety itself can also be caused by trauma. It also overlaps with certain withdrawal behaviors of being a highly sensitive person.
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