By Marquita Herald, Emotionally Resilient Living
I’ve never believed that toughness was a requirement for authentic emotional resilience, but nothing could have prepared me for what I discovered when I began exploring the question “can we be highly sensitive and emotionally resilient?
The term “highly sensitive person” was coined by Dr. Eileen Aron in 1996 and I’ll admit that when I first came across the concept I was more than a little skeptical that it may be yet another self-improvement buzz word.
But in recent years the scientific community has taken notice of her work identifying a group of people more governed by sensitivity than others, and not only is the consensus that the theory is valid, but that Highly Sensitive People (HSP) are born, not made.
In other words, HSP is a trait, not a choice.
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