A New Way Of Looking At HSP

  • Published: 02-26-2015 Edited: 02-26-2015

  • I haven't found many studies on HSP and it's impact on neuroscience. But I have found networks that I believe play a key role in the HSP trait. The combined use of the Mentalization network, the neocortex, and the prefrontal areas of the brain, together with the task-negative network, episodic memories, and other concepts seem to be very important to those that identify as HSP. In this video, I take forward some descriptors that I think are common for most HSP:

    - I am intrinsically motivated, meaning it’s more important for me to feel that I am a good person, than it is for me to hear from others that I am a good person.
    - I enjoy social paradoxes and thinking about how people’s underlying interests may be different from the actions that they are doing.
    - I struggle to regulate emotional responses, and social or physical feedback may cause me to have more intense sensations than most people, even making me feel overwhelmed.
    -I don’t just process sensory information, I also process the implications of the information, and by imagining the potential meaning of a smell, someone’s touch, or to social activities, I can get easily rattled, scared, happy, or excited by even something small or seemingly unimportant.
    - I make associations between people’s behavior and how they might be feeling on the inside, and I can get caught up with thinking about what people might be feeling or issues they might be dealing with.
    - I sometimes struggle to separate others emotions with my own emotions.
    - People tell me they feel like I understand them on a deeper level than just what they express to me literally.

    HSP is biological, it's part of your innate wiring, but environmental factors, cultural factors, upbringing, may cause many, for example males, to not value, and not identify with the trait.

    Do you think you're HSP? In what way? :) Leave a like and a comment to the video please! :)