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HOMO EMINTER SENSITIVUS – Highly Sensitive Person



While some writers on HSP propose a positive, accepting attitude towards [being an] HSP, this is not the consensus in the professional psychological community. For instance, Jeffrey E. Young, founder
of the increasingly applied Schema Therapy, although never having been critical of HSP writers or writings, links high sensitivity, or as he calls it, the “highly empathic temperament” with the Self
Sacrifice Schema (Young, 2003, pp. 246–251), which in turn is almost always related to the Emotional Deprivation Schema. In his opinion, these persons (patients) need to learn to focus on themselves
instead of others and to learn to get their own needs met, needs they typically are not aware of.