So are you a highly sensitive person?
Try taking this quiz that is on painterskeys today.
No big surprise to me, but I am. Very much so. Turns out that lots of artists and creative types are, which may explain the extra depression that we experience as a group also. I find it interesting that I personally find it helpful to know this about myself.
What is even MORE helpful is realizing that not everyone is as sensitive as I am. So when I'm swooning over how beautiful the new green stoplight is compared to the old one, and everyone looks at me like I'm crazy, it explains it to me, I don't have to feel bad about it, or feel like I'm weird.
I have always noticed colors, textures, shapes, shadows, etc. more than other people. It is part of being a visual artist. I became very sensitive to smells during pregnancy and that hasn't gone away, now that I haven't been pregnant for ten years. And then there are all the people interactions that I'm sensitive to, that's a whole 'nother conversation.