We talk more and more about hypersensitivity today. Many books mention the subject, websites talk about it, coaches have specialized in this area, associations have been formed. It must be said that the phenomenon could affect up to 20% of the population, men and women combined. Because the hypersensitive are essential to the survival of humanity and the development of our societies. They are like safeguards, whistleblowers, benevolent protectors, visionaries, and the human species needs them to move forward.
Long misunderstood, often depreciated, sometimes denigrated, hypersensitivity has existed since the dawn of time and has taken on different names and different forms over the centuries. The Greeks associated it with a melancholy mood, the Middle Ages saw in it all the attributes of the witch, the first scientists considered it a nervous disorder, later there was a tendency to simply use the expression « flayed ». lively « .
Today, it is thought that the origin of hypersensitivity is more on the side of morphological factors and that it has a lot to do with the body’s sensory sensors and better use of the brain. Sometimes presented as superheroes, gifted, hyperactive, hyperemotive or high potential, hypersensitive people are generally more intuitive, more creative, more empathetic than others, but also more irritable and more vulnerable to external aggression.
If hypersensitivity in women has been easily accepted and recognized, on the other hand, we are only just beginning to evoke and observe that of men. Among them, there are many homosexuals, several famous like Marcel Proust, who is the supreme incarnation. In the case of hypersensitive gays, we then speak of a double coming out.
Hypersensitive people often tend to be confused with people who suffer from psychological disorders such as bipolar, depressive or borderline personalities, yet it is in no way a disease and hypersensitivity cannot be cured. On the contrary, it is rather a chance and a gift.
On the other hand, you have to learn to live with it and not let yourself be overwhelmed by certain aspects. It is also important to educate those around you, to know how to surround yourself well and to take into account your own particularities when making choices or taking certain actions. There are personality tests to find out if you are hypersensitive, but often the people concerned realize their difference even before taking the tests, for them it is only a question of seeking confirmation.
It should also be noted that the symptoms of hypersensitivity tend to assert themselves and increase over time as the years go by and with age.
To live well with your hypersensitivity, it is not recommended to consult a psychiatrist or a psychologist who will tend to adopt a medical approach, to find pathologies and to prescribe treatments, which is useless. On the other hand, it is always beneficial to meet other hypersensitive people and to discuss with them, to read specialized works written by real hypersensitive people or to call on a hypersensitive coach who can accompany the consultant and give him concrete tips for help to cope and thrive.