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    21, a few of them are very true. Especially imagining physical pain, it makes me uncomfortable.I don't whine that much (in public but vent profusely to someone I'm close to afterwards) I look pretty "stoic".
    Sometimes I feel like I'm "on Mercury"-

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    More info, as promised:
    (all taken from HSP)

    According to their parents, as infants the "inhibited" children had had more allergies, insomnia, colic, and constipation than the average child. As young children, seen in the laboratory for the first time, their heartbeat rates are generally higher and under stress show less change. (Heart rate can't change much if it is already high.) Also when under stress, their pupils dilate sooner, and their vocal chords are more tense, making their voice change to a higher pitch.

    The body fluids (blood, urine, saliva) of sensitive children show indications of high levels of norepinephrine present in their brains, especially after the children are exposed to various forms of stress in the laboratory.

    Norephinephrine is associated with arousal; in fact, is it the brain's version of adrenaline. Sensitive children's body fluids also contain more cortisol, both when under stress and when at home. Cortisol is the hormone present when one is in a more or less constant state or arousal or wariness.

    All of this suggests that sensitive children come with a built-in tendency to react more strongly to external stimuli. But Kagan and others are discovering the details that make that so. For example, Kagan found that babies who later showed this trait also had cooler foreheads on the right side of their head, which indicates greater activity on the right side of the brain. (The blood is drawn away from the surface towards the activity). Other studies have also found that many HSPs have more activity in the right hemisphere of the brain, especially those who stay sensitive from birth into childhood - this is, were clearly born that way.

    Kagan's conclusion is that persons with the trait of sensitivity are a special breed. They are genetically quite different, although still utterly human.

    I have wondered if it is this extreme sensitivity that causes introverts to withdraw into their inner worlds, both for avoidance and for self-comforting, thus developing the introverted functions to a greater degree, to the neglect of the extroverted ones.

    But then there are HS Extroverts like CC (although not so many) and not very HS Introverts, so that theory isn't really working for me.

    It seems the right-brain is heavily implicated, once again.

    Also, it's looking like:

    INFP > NF > IN > N > other types

    Suggests Introversion and Intuition are significant correlates. (I think the N is more significant than the F)

    There is also a strong male/female divide on this one, but there may be reasons for that which are non-biological since the questions are very subjective.

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    Interesting information, Blue.

    So does that mean that many or most HSPs are left-handed? I've suspected I was born a lefty, but that was back in the days when kids were taught to use their right hands no matter which hand they preferred.
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    Well, I'm right-handed, although my right-side tends to be a bit weaker than my left, if that makes sense....

    But I seem to be right-brained, perhaps I'm just delegating the unimportant motor-skill type stuff to my left hemisphere - which would also explain why I suck at sports....

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    9.

    Don't care for obnoxiously loud music, hunger, having too many things going on at once, etc.

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    1... the lonliest number

    yeah- all I've got is that I can tell the subtle difference in flavors of things- but this is a professional skill for me

    With a headache I'd rank much higher though.
    I was trying to find which 5 I checked, but found only "conscientious", "complex inner life" and "notice fine scents", of which last must be a lie Sounds, art? more so

    Hmm. Other people's mood do affect me.. somewhat.. not.. yes, maybe, too.

    Edit: perhaps sensitive to pain. I'm unsure how to think of that, so I might or might not be. Might have or might not have checked that, too.

    Edit 2: how about the other low scorers? What did you choose?
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    I got a 5.

    Aware of subtleties in my environment, rich complex inner life, deeply moved by arts and music, I startle easily, and I notice/enjoy delicate/fine scents, tastes, sounds, works of art.
    Pain is just weakness leaving the body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluemonday View Post
    More info, as promised:
    (all taken from HSP)

    I have wondered if it is this extreme sensitivity that causes introverts to withdraw into their inner worlds, both for avoidance and for self-comforting, thus developing the introverted functions to a greater degree, to the neglect of the extroverted ones.

    But then there are HS Extroverts like CC (although not so many) and not very HS Introverts, so that theory isn't really working for me.

    It seems the right-brain is heavily implicated, once again.

    Also, it's looking like:

    INFP > NF > IN > N > other types

    Suggests Introversion and Intuition are significant correlates. (I think the N is more significant than the F)

    There is also a strong male/female divide on this one, but there may be reasons for that which are non-biological since the questions are very subjective.
    My result: 18

    Higher than I expected. I can be very affected by people's moods, movements, words... And by scents, sounds, scenes.

    Interesting the right brain is correlated.

    Yeah, motor skills and (linguistic) social skills are typically said to reside in the left hemisphere.

    I think tiredness can have to do with it also, but of course it is tiring to be sensitive. What comes first?

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