Have you considered this you suffer more than the rest of the population? Are you especially sensitive to stimuli, emotions, or Do you reflect deeply?do you get bored easily when you have too many tasks?, you need a space alone as a fundamental part of your life? You are highly empathetic and perfectionist?, maybe even if you think you don’t fit in the world or that you can become unstable, what high sensitivity could be the defining characteristic of you and answers to all your vital torrents. In recent times, it is increasingly common to find the term in scientific and informative literature. PAS (Highly Sensitive People), a name that refers to a personality trait still little known that has the 20% of people and named for the first time by Dr. Elaine N. Aron in the 1990s. This spawned a series of investigations from various fields of science, including neurology, genetics and psychology, which validated and confirmed its existence.

The term Highly Sensitive Person or HBP refers to people whose nervous or sensorineural system is more “sensitive” than most people. It is important to emphasize that this is not considered a disorder, pathology or mental illness, but rather a personality trait related to temperament and the way of perceiving the world and emotions.

However, the negative part of this feature is that, if not managed correctly, its characteristics can lead to disturbances anxious, depressed and can even affect the immune system. In addition, high sensitivity unawareness can be confused with susceptibility, emotional instability or even with certain characteristics of the autism. Therefore, it is important to know your specific features, since many people can transform this special way of being and feeling into a virtue and even transform it into artistic and creative skills. But first, it is essential to recognize its characteristics.


Highly sensitive people (SAP) have a greater ability to perceive, receive, feel, analyze, integrate and respond to external and internal stimuli. This results in a different way of being due to your sensory processing. Consequently, SAP people have a certains traits and characteristics that set them apart those who are not. Here are some of the most common traits:

  1. Emotional sensitivity: HSPs have a greater ability to perceive and feel emotions, both their own and those of others. This can lead to a feeling overwhelmed by emotions, which makes your emotional well-being very important to them. Thus, the emotional response of these people is also usually very high, precisely because of the sharpness of your sensorineural system.

  2. Very high empathy: HSPs are very empathetic and have a great ability to understand and tune into the emotions of others. They can channel these emotions and affect them, especially in the case of dramatic situations or with people around them.

  3. Emotional intensity: HSPs experience emotions with greater intensity and depth than most people. This can lead to a greater appreciation of the good things in life, but it can also make you more vulnerable to negative emotions.

  4. Depth of thought: HSPs tend to process information on a deeper and more reflective level than most people, which can make them more worried or anxious about the decisions they make. In addition, they process the information received intensely and deeply, so they tend to reflect a lot and think a lot about things to understand them.

  5. Sensory sensitivity: PAS are more sensitive to external stimuli such as light, sound and touch. They can be easily overwhelmed by noise and crowds.

  6. Creativity: HSPs often have a great capacity to be creative, whether it be through music, writing, art or any other form of creative expression.

  7. Social consciousness: HSPs are highly aware of social dynamics and can be highly sensitive to changes in the mood and behavior of others. They feel others’ shame, discomfort, and negativity as if they were their own.