Is highly sensitive person a diagnosis? Or disorder? Can it be cured?

There are certain questions amongst people who don't know about high sensitivity, that should be addressed. For example, questions such as:

Is highly sensitive person a diagnosis?
Is highly sensitive person a disorder?
Can highly sensitive person be cured?

These questions can at first feel quite upsetting for highly sensitive people. In fact, we felt that way when we first found out that people wonder about this. However, it is logical that these questions are being asked. Because let's be honest, it isn't THAT long ago since the term was introduced. As a result, there are still many people who haven't heard about highly sensitive people.

So here's your answer!

If you've asked yourself one or more of these questions, here's your answer. Only diseases and disorders can be diagnosed. Therefore, there is no official diagnosis for highly sensitive people. In fact, high sensitivity isn't a disease or disorder. To be specific, high sensitivity is a genetic personality trait where the person has a sensitive nervouse system, is aware of subtleties in his/her surroundings, and is more easily overwhelmed when in a highly stimulating environment (Dr. Elaine Aron)

As a result, there is no need to cure highly sensitive people. Actually, they are perfectly fine the way they are. Sometimes, this fast-moving and busy society feels overwhelming for highly sensitive people and causes them to feel exhausted and overstimulated. However, when a HSP ensures to take care of his or her needs in time and recharges enough, they function just as well as non-HSP's. In fact, highly sensitive people who thrive and take care of their needs bring along many wonderful characteristics and traits.

Am I highly sensitive?

If you'd like to find out if you are highly sensitive, there are different self-tests to find out! For example, you can find more information about the tests here.