In this video interview, Julie Bjelland provides some explanatory background for the Highly Sensitive temperament and shares how to understand it, benefit from it, and be resilient within it.
Julie is a 'sensitivity expert', with a website, juliebjelland.com , where she shares insights and tools regarding the temperament, manages an online community (via subscription) of those with the trait, and other resources, such as interviews, podcasts, a blog, and mindfulness exercises.
This is a good introductory video if you've just heard of this temperament, and want to know for yourself or someone you know how to (a) appreciate its benefits and no longer feel ashamed of how you experience the world, (b) know how to deal with stress and chaotic circumstances, and (c) learn some of the facts about where it comes from.
Tamara - Sensitive Thrive is my consulting business. I believe that the world needs Highly Sensitive people who are flourishing. We need their hope, insight, wisdom, and awareness of beauty and possibility. My vision is to help create a culture where this temperament is known, understood and valued; where organisations seek Highly Sensitive people to work for them, because they know what they can do. Where HS people feel like they fit in their workplaces, because those workplaces also fit them. A world where HS people belong, thrive, and flourish, and the world is better for it.