Being highly sensitive is something extraordinary. In fact, as you’re about to learn, high sensitivity is a genetic, evolutionary trait seen in over 100 species in the animal kingdom, including humans.
Until recently, high sensitivity was not well understood. That is changing now and we are beginning to understand what this genetic trait is, how valuable it is, and the unique challenges and gifts that come with being a highly sensitive person.
Highly sensitivity people are wired differently. We are wired to take notice and to process and experience life deeply. We notice subtle things that other people miss. We tend to have empathy for others and also react more strongly to life experiences. You may be asking yourself: “am I highly sensitive?”
Making up roughly 30% of the population, with the middle 40% being moderately sensitive, there are as many as 2 billion highly sensitive people in the world.