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June 5, 2020

029 - When Sensitivity is Your Superpower: Embracing the Gift of Your Wiring

029 -  When Sensitivity is Your Superpower: Embracing the Gift of Your Wiring

Welcome to The Fully Lived Life podcast! A podcast for those who are longing to pursue the full life and want to break free from anything that holds them back. Listen in as two friends - a psychologist, Dr. Merry and a life coach, Gillian - talk about life, love and purpose - with wisdom, humour and transparency -  through the lens of science, psychology, and life experiences.

“You’re too sensitive”, or “Don’t be a crybaby”!  Have you ever heard or said these words?

Dr. Merry takes us into her world as she discloses that she would consider herself a highly sensitive person or HSP.

1 in 5 people (equally across all genders) would likely fall into this category. Some of the traits of an HSP:

  • Genetically wired to be more sensitive
  • Able to notice subtleties that others may miss
  • Tend to be conscientious and thoughtful
  • Often are empathetic, intuitive and perceptive
  • Acute sensory characteristics like smell, taste
  • Feel things more deeply such as pain, emotions
  • More in tune with the emotions of others
  • May experience greater emotional intensity
  • May gravitate towards the helping professions
  • More prone to compassion fatigue
  • Can be over-stimulated and exhausted by high levels of input
  • May have difficulties with boundaries and conflict
  • Hyper aware of what others may think of them

If you are resonating with any of the above you may be an HSP. Please know that you have so much to offer others and the world because of the way you are wired. Merry shares her own struggle to come to this realization and wants to call other HSPs to realize the beautiful gift you are to the world.


Dr. Merry’s book: https://amzn.to/2rCrJyI

Dr. Merry’s videos: https://bit.ly/377eFR0

Dr. Merry’s website: https://drmerry.com

Dr. Lin & Associates: http://drlinandassociates.com

Gillian’s Website: https://gillianmcshane.com

HSP test: https://hsperson.com/test/highly-sensitive-test/