Creative People


High Sensitivity

Presenter : Douglas Eby
M.A. / Psychology

Creator of the Talent Development Resources series of sites :

Psychologist Elaine Aron, PhD summarizes high sensitivity (sensory processing sensitivity): "Your brain processes information and reflects on it more deeply."

She thinks all Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) "are creative, by definition."

The Highly Sensitive Person
by Elaine N. Aron Ph.D. ~~~ Also see video and post: Elaine Aron on the trait of high sensitivity

Creativity Coach Lisa A. Riley: "Throughout my practice, I have encountered a connection between highly sensitive people and their own creative impulses." From her article : Highly Sensitive Personality and Creativity

Actor Jessica Chastain ("Zero Dark Thirty"; "The Help" and other movies) : “I’m very sensitive in real life. I cannot not cry if someone around me is crying…even if it’s not appropriate. I have that thing in me, a weakness or sensitivity.”

Elaine Aron declares that HSPs (highly sensitive persons) “do cry more readily than others. It was a strong finding in our research."
From post: Jessica Chastain and High Sensitivity, Crying and Creative People

Winona Ryder : "You go through spells where you feel that maybe you’re too sensitive for this world."

Clinical and forensic psychologist Cheryl Arutt is a media consultant, and specializes in trauma recovery, fertility and creative artist issues.
Hear our longer interview: Psychologist Cheryl Arutt on Creative Artist Issues

Ted Zeff, Ph.D. has more than 25 years experience counseling sensitive children and adults. Hear more of our interview in post: Dr. Ted Zeff on how people can benefit from being highly sensitive

The Strong, Sensitive Boy: Help Your Son Become a Happy, Confident Man

The Highly Sensitive Person's Companion: Daily Exercises for Calming Your Senses in an Overstimulating World

I’m sensitive And I’d like to stay that way Jewel - in her song “I’m Sensitive”

Both creativity and being sensitive are on a spectrum – a range of different levels. And simply being sensitive does not mean you are necessarily productively creative or an artist.
From webpage: Being Highly Sensitive and Creative book

See more topics - with notes, SlideShare presentations and other resources on the page : Creative People: Personality and Mental Health

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