Q: Am I psychic or just exceedingly sensitive?
Maybe you’re psychic, or maybe you are one of the approximately 1 in 5 adults who are HSPs, or “highly sensitive people*,” who seemingly can predict the future, according to Introvert, Dear.
HSPs usually “see it coming” due to their pattern-recognition abilities and tendency toward future thinking. You can take a test here or read about the 27 Things You Do Because You’re a Highly Sensitive Person on Introvert, Dear, an award-winning community for Introverts . (Extroverts and introverts alike can be HSPs, but the vast majority are introverts–they think about 70 percent.)
*The term “HSP” was coined in the 90s by psychologist and researcher Dr. Elaine Aron. High sensitivity such as this is often mistaken for other personality traits like anxiety, extreme pickiness, or just plain old personality flaws like just being “too damn sensitive” all the time.
Credit: Psychic by Scott Rodgerson
It kinda makes you wonder…
Do HSPs (Highly Sensitive People) own HSPs (Highly Sensitive Pups)? Because we do.