A sensitive person can often hear:“Toughen up!” “Don’t be so sensitive.” “I can’t believe that bothers you!” “What’s wrong with you?” Nothing is wrong with them. But the voices can creep in. And when others can’t understand how they’re just wired differently due to having a sensitivity trait, it can be very hurtful.
The term “highly sensitive person” (HSP) refers to individuals whose brains process sensory information more deeply than others. This neurological makeup is estimated to encompass 15-20% of the general population. High Sensitivity can manifest in many ways, but generally shows up as the following four characteristics (D.O.E.S) that are present across the lifespan:
D - Depth of Processing,
O - Overstimulation,
E - Emotional Responsiveness/Empathy,
S - Sensitive to Subtleties/Sensory Stimuli.
High sensitivity is a completely normal and healthy genetic trait. Using light-sensitive materials to create posters demonstrates the four characteristics and stronger emotions high-sensitive people may feel in normal scenarios. Using two different typefaces and changing colors to draw attention to how different HSP feels compared to the rest of the others. Feel the world in their eyes.