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Highly Sensitive (HSP) / Empath People

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When you suffer or have suffered from Dp/Dr (like me), you probably will be HSP (highly sensitive).

For these people, or who think they MIGHT are, here's a video with tips & signs on high sensitivity:

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I read a book on HSP's over a decade ago. Seemed like it described me pretty accurately. Then again, I've felt that just about any "mental health" condition described me as well. It's always easy to see something in you when you are actively looking for it.
That's true, but if you recognize like all the signs for HSP, you will probably are. Non-HSP'ers will not recognize much of the traits.
Sure, but the question I have, and one of my main criticisms with psychiatry in general, is that it reifies the problems that it deals with. In other words, it treats being a "highly sensitive person (HSP) as a "thing." But is it a "thing," or is it an experience of life. Moreover, I would be more interested in what, physiologically, is the source of the high-sensitivity, and what, if anything, can ameliorate the issues. I mean, yeah, I identify with the description of an HSP, but I also identify with the description of about half the diagnoses in the DSM as well. I find it ridiculous to think that I have all these conditions residing inside me, or even many of them. I'd rather just get to the chase: what is the problem, what is causing it, and what, if anything, can I do to ameliorate it or make my life more bearable or livable.
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