Along with approximately 20% of the population I have an Artist Temperament or am a Highly Sensitive Person. Most say that I am just too sensitive. Well in a way that is true, I am. I am extremely sensitive to people’s feelings and am always concerned if I had anything to do with their feelings. This is just one small part of me. In an attempt to help my friend’s family and basically everyone understand and work with me I have put together some facts and examples as they relate to me.
First of all I am an artist of pretty much any and every medium. Many times I will finish something I am working on and think dang, where did that come from? While high levels of creativity is definitely a trait of an HSP there are many other that most people don’t know. I am highly sensitive to things like bright lights, loud noises, criticism and failure. A good example of this is my husband asks me if I know where something is and what I hear is where did you hide my stuff? When he knows that I am detail oriented and just notice where things are.
I like things simple from food to conversation. I am not much into small talk and I don’t really like crowds of people. I am great at work because I just get to it and am very detail oriented, but I pretty much can’t even function if someone is watching me. I am a perfectionist and try to avoid mistakes at all costs. You will find that I work at all hours.
I go shopping at odd hours also which pretty much means Walmart mostly because they are the only thing open. Normally HSP’s are shy and introverted but that is one trait that I took upon myself to overcome mostly for the sake of my career. .And finally I spend a lot of time in the country staring out the window at nature. It puts me at peace
Well this is me in a nutshell and I will be sharing my art soon!