HSP's and Childhood

In Elaine Aron's research on sensitivity, she found that highly sensitive people (HSP's) who had a more difficult childhood were more likely to be shy, anxious or depressed than a matched group of non HSP's. 

Those HSP's who had a good childhood experience, were not more likely to be shy, anxious or depressed than a non HSP.

So you see, HSP's are not innately more likely to be shy, anxious or depressed! 

An HSP with a difficult childhood just needs to take the time (and get support) to sort out and work through these issues arising from difficult early relationships. HSP's take in so much information that if the experience is difficult to digest, then they have a lot of unsorted material that weighs them down.

We HSP's really benefit from the clarity that results from taking the time to sort things out.

Want help to sort out your early experiences?  Call me or email me.