If you aren’t familiar with the term “Highly Sensitive Person” or “HSP” it refers to about 15-20% of the population which possess a unique sensory processing trait which allows them to pick up more on subtleties in the environment, resulting in deeper processing and often being easily overwhelmed with stimuli. Most people exist on a spectrum of sensitivity. Take the self-test here.
Many Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) were told — either consciously or unconsciously — to “toughen up” to survive this world.
Unfortunately, you probably got this message when you were very, very young. And it stayed with you.
You learn you had to camouflage and hide your sensitivity – and thus hide who you are at your core.