As you can read in this article, a highly sensitive person is a person who processes external stimuli on a deep level.
Moreover, it is a genetic personality trait that causes a HSP to feel more alert and aware of subtleties in his or her surroundings.
As a result, they react strongly towards external stimuli such as bright lights, loud noises, scratchy clothes, strong smells and much more.
Therefore, when highly sensitive people are exposed to too much external stimuli over a longer amount of time, they can become incredibly exhausted and overstimulated.
What do highly sensitive people and empaths have in common?
Besides their increased level of empathy, highly sensitive people and empaths have one thing in common. Similarly, both have to be more aware of their boundaries and need to recharge their energy in time.
Find out if you are highly sensitive or an empath