The biggest difference between a HSP adult and a HSP teenager is that an adult's awareness of their sensitivity is easier articulated, whereby a teenager may present with a combination of outwardly expressed physical or behavioral symptoms and an inability to effectively convey their emotions.
Su covers so many topics, and has a wealth of personal stories and experiences that make this a wonderfully enlightening chat.
She chats about the changes that occur in a young male's thoughts and behavoiurs between the ages of 16-20 and the expectations that our world imposes on the young male, particularly in the context of a highly sensitive person.
She also describes the development of a young female's emotions and thoughts that develop around finding their place in a changing world as a highly sensitive person. Often they may develop a strong sense of self, but find that an abundance of new experiences challenge this.
She emphasises that everyone is different. Parents are often quite different to their children. This is an important realisation that can help families to better approach conversations that are sometimes uncomfortable or difficult for either person.
Does any of this relate to you? We'd love to hear from you!
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Anita and Cecilia are both highly sensitive people, trying to make sense of themselves. They're on similar journeys of self-discovery, and invite you along for the ride as they share their thoughts and perceptions.