Sept. 4, 2014

Because HSPs [highly sensitive people] are picking up on so much, they are also more prone to overstimulation, quicker to feel stress – including the stimulation and stress that can arise in any intense, intimate interactions. They need more down time, which can cause a partner to feel left out. They find different things enjoyable compared to others.

Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D., The Highly Sensitive Person in Love

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