What is a Highly Sensitive Introvert (HSI)? A highly sensitive introvert or HSI, is someone who possesses traits of both an introvert and a highly sensitive person.
An introvert, a personality type discovered by psychologist Carl Jung in 1920, is someone who is focused mainly on internal thoughts, feelings, and moods instead of seeking stimulation externally.They feel drained by surroundings and other stimuli like being in social, fast-paced, or noisy environments and need to spend time alone in solitude to recharge and feel like their best self; The opposite of an extrovert who gains energy from being around people and high-volumed social situations.Introverts don’t like too much going on at once because this is too much to analyze, which is why they usually feel overwhelmed and anxious in crowds. .
A highly sensitive person (or HSP) is defined by Elaine Aron in her book “The Highly Sensitive Person” as having "increased sensitivity to stimulation" and who "are more aware of subtleties and process information in a deeper, more reflective way."They tend to get overwhelmed easily, pick up on other’s emotions and moods, daydream often, and startle easily.
Not all introverts are HSP and not all HSP’s are introverts.
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