In this life we find all kinds of people people with very different characteristics. If we look at our group of friends, we can say that there are some who are strong and invincible all the time and others who are more sensitive.
What you may not know is that there is a type of people who have been classified and studied and are called PAS or Highly Sensitive PeopleDo you know any PAS?
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Who are highly sensitive people or PAS?
Talking about highly sensitive people can make you think at first that they are fragile, vulnerable people, who are affected by everything and cannot be told anything because they take everything to heart. But nothing could be further from the truth, because highly sensitive people are those who can live their lives very intensely. those who can live their emotions and feelings very intensely, perceiving the world in a very different way.They perceive the world in a slightly different way and are more aware of its positive and negative aspects.
In reality, PAS is a personality trait that two out of ten people are born with and that until a few years ago had not been possible to identify and explore. Both men and women can be born with this trait, and it is not something that can develop over time, but rather comes with you in your genetic load from birth. If you notice, this is not an uncommon trait and it is more than certain that you know someone who has it.
Now, when we say that highly sensitive people live their emotions intensely, it does not mean that they lack emotional intelligence, or that they are people who are always feeling sad and devastated; in fact, this intense feeling of emotions can be like seeing the emotions of the world.n fact, this intense feeling of emotions can be about seeing the wonders of the worldIn fact, this intense feeling of emotions can be about seeing the wonders of the world, enjoying what it and the people in it have to offer, and living their lives with great joy.
How PAS or highly sensitive people were discovered
It was psychologist Elaine Aron, Ph. who, in her quest to try to know herself and in her eagerness to understand her way of experiencing the world and her way of processing the information she perceives, of which she was aware that she was different from others, ended up finding the PAS personality trait.
In her studies she found that a percentage of people, like her, have a common trait she called PAS. a common trait she called “high sensitivity”.“. During this process she was able to find the 4 characteristics that are part of the PAS trait. Thanks to this, we now know that there are highly sensitive people, who can also benefit from this beautiful feature from the knowledge and exploration of their PAS side.
The 4 characteristics of the PAS
To know if you are a highly sensitive person, you must have all of these 4 characteristics that Dr. Elaine Aron discovered and that define PAS; these are:
1. They reflect on the information received in a profound way.
The main characteristic of highly sensitive people that influences the rest of the characteristics is that their neurological system is able to process everything they think and feel much more deeply. able to process everything they think and feel much more deeply, hence their intensity.hence their intensity. This is why PAS are much more reflective, they think deeply about everything, they go over the same point in detail until they reach their own conclusions in a more accurate way.
And yes, it is all because of their neurological capacity, which has been proven through studies. By putting a PAS person and a non-PAS person through certain activities to see how they process information, it has been shown that in highly sensitive people, areas of the brain that have the ability to process information are activated. areas of the brain that have to do with the deepest information processing are activated. and conscious, while the same is not true for non-PAS people.
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2. People who tend to be over-stimulated or saturated.
Highly sensitive people, by processing in greater depth the stimuli and information to which they are exposed, tend to become saturated or over-saturated, tend to become saturated or over-stimulated, as there is too much information passing through them.They tend to become saturated or overstimulated, as there is a lot of information going on in their head. When this happens, they feel overwhelmed and this causes a kind of mental, emotional and physical exhaustion.
This causes them to PAS constantly need to isolate themselvesThey need to retreat to less information-saturated and calmer environments that help them regain their mental and emotional balance. It is because of this that it is said that PAS enjoy solitude and moments of being with themselves.
3. They have strong emotionality and empathy.
As we were telling you before, highly sensitive people live everything with much more intensity, because their nervous system is capable of feeling absolutely everything in depth, the result is a stronger and more intense emotional capacity.
This basically means that every emotion, every feeling, they experience it in an amplified wayA movie can leave them totally recharged with joy or completely worn out, depending on the emotions that are stimulated, whether they are positive or negative.
What is certain is that the SBPs come loaded with a beautiful gift, which is empathy for everything around them.. They are sponges capable of perceiving and understanding what the other is feeling as if it were their own, so they have an existence that they live completely from the heart.
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4. They are sensitively sensitive to subtleties
The last of the characteristics of highly sensitive people is their sensitive ability to perceive absolutely everything. sensitive ability to perceive absolutely everything, even the smallest subtleties.even the smallest subtleties. HSPs are aware of everything going on around them, even the slightest change, and not necessarily in terms of colors, smells or sounds. Highly sensitive people perceive energy, for example, whether it is positive or negative, and are even able to transform it.
Are you a highly sensitive person?
If you are still not sure if you have the 4 characteristics of highly sensitive people, here are some other characteristics that define them. some other characteristics that define them.
HSPs are usually overwhelmed by overwork and crowds of people, affected by bright lights, strong smells and noise, they are moved by nature and the arts.They may be shy and somewhat insecure, they are hurt by the suffering of others and often feel called to help those in need.
In addition, highly sensitive people are love-sensitive, find it difficult to maintain personal boundaries and to say “no”, their pain threshold may be low, find it difficult to handle situations that are stressful to themThey can be somewhat perfectionistic and are extremely capable of perceiving subtleties around them that others do not notice.
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