Since discovering the HSP trait, I’ve noticed many benefits of being part of a global HSP community.
In the past few years, I’ve enjoyed connecting with fellow sensitives worldwide. Including interviewing over 70 HSPs for my summits and my podcast. Many of whom I have stayed connected with and become good friends.
I’ve also worked with other HSP business owners in various capacities. My 1:1 coach is an HSP, as well as my coach in a group coaching program I am part of.
I worked with a podcast content strategist, a brand and marketing strategist, a Human Design guide and more. All of whom are HSPs.
And the difference in working with these fellow HSPs to many non-HSPs I’ve worked with in the past has been huge. They really get me and understand where I’m coming from.
HSP Community Benefits
Having a community of highly sensitive people can have several benefits:
Mutual support and understanding
Highly sensitive people (HSPs) often feel misunderstood and alienated from mainstream society. By coming together as a community, HSPs can find support, validation, and understanding from others who share similar experiences and perspectives.
Exchange of ideas and knowledge
A community of HSPs can facilitate the exchange of ideas and knowledge about the trait of high sensitivity. Members can share information about coping strategies, resources, and research. We can collaborate on projects to raise awareness and promote the acceptance of HSPs.
Advocacy and activism
With a unified voice, HSPs can advocate for our rights and work to create a more inclusive and supportive society. We can raise awareness about the unique challenges faced by HSPs, and promote policies and practices that accommodate our needs as HSPs.
Personal growth and development
Being part of a community of like-minded individuals can help HSPs develop a stronger sense of self-awareness and self-acceptance. HSPs can benefit from the experiences of others by learning from them. We can gain new perspectives, receive feedback, and receive assistance as we face any challenges associated with being highly sensitive.
“The highly sensitive person has an important mission, which is to serve as a balance to the more aggressive behaviour of some of the non-HSPs who advocate a less than nurturing policy toward humans, animals, and Mother Nature.”
~ Ted Zeff
Overall, a community of highly sensitive people can foster a feeling of belonging and connectedness., facilitate personal growth and development, and promote greater awareness and acceptance of the trait of high sensitivity in society.
You can find HSP communities online through various social platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Circle, Mighty Networks, etc.
Many of these communities are free. If you’re an HSP in business, I invite you to join my free HSP community for – Thriving HSP Entrepreneurs.