Sense and Sensitivity

Sense and Sensitivity

“Today, science is validating a group of people whose sensitivity surfaces in many domains of life. Attuned to subtleties of all kinds, they have a complex inner life and need time to process the constant flow of sensory data that is their inheritance. Some may be particularly prone to the handful of hard-to-pin-down disorders like chronic fatigue syndrome andfibromyalgia. Technology is now providing an especially revealing window into that which likely defines them all—a nervous system set to register stimuli at very low frequency and amplify them internally.”

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One thought on “Sense and Sensitivity

  1. “School and parenting practices can dramatically shape the development of highly sensitive children, who can thrive spectacularly in a mildly encouraging classroom or struggle endlessly in a slightly discouraging one, while a non-sensitive child would wind up about the same regardless of slight variations in the environment”

    I feel that this shows some of the important distinctions between personality traits and behavior. It is possible, sometimes even easy, to modify behavior. To change who one IS on the inside, however, is a different matter altogether.

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