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Sarah
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« on: May 05, 2007, 01:09:57 pm »

I have a book share going on with a girl I met in cyberland and she sent me a book called Highly Sensitive People. Have any of you ever read this? It says this personality trait is genetic, but I don't know. Maybe part of it, but I think it may also have to do with very early experiences, too.

I took the lame arse quiz and found I checked off about every one of them  What do you think about this supposed personality trait and how it affect adoptees? I know that some adoptees are (seemingly) affected more than others and perhaps his triat has something to do with it or perhaps they are just better at denying the issues. I don't know.

I though I saw a book forum but now I can't find it.

http://www.hsperson.com/pages/test.htm

Does that describe any of you?
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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2007, 02:35:48 pm »

Sarah, although there can be a predisposition for certain traits, a predisposition is not necessarily a life sentence.  Research has shown that our mother's emotions in utero can contribute and, more than that, how we interact with our postnatal caregivers - our experience-dependent interaction - has more to do with certain traits than anything else.  So you are right to think that early experiences affect us - SO much more than most people realize.

BTW, I am sure that I am a lame-arsed person.  I attribute it not to genetics but to the lame-arsed "care" I got after I was separated from my mother.
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2007, 03:15:37 pm »

SARAH....I AM SO MUCH LIKE YOU...AND YES I AM 'A SENSITIVE' MEANING..AN ARTIST, A MUSICIAN, AND PSYCHIC TO A DEGREE....I INHERITED IT....MY A-MOTHER USED TO SAY TO ME THAT I WAS WAY TOO SMART AND WAY TOO SENSITIVE....LIKE IT WAS A BAD THING TO BE  ........WELL TOO BAD  Angry ...I AM WHAT I AM....I AM ALSO VERY NICE AND A SWEET PERSON...THIS IS NOT ALWAYS GOOD AS OTHERS TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT AND I GET HURT QUITE EASILY.... ....YOU ARE JUST RIGHT..THE WORLD NEEDS MORE PEOPLE LIKE YOU   .......................................
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2007, 03:58:02 pm »

i checked all but one.... 
and i joined the list.
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« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2007, 02:11:33 pm »

I took it and checked off about 8 but find the test interesting....

Have you guys heard of 'hypervigilance'? That more aptly describes me than highly sensitive. I am MORE sensitive than others but not crazily so....but hypervigilant SO much so that I practically read peoples auras.
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