To Love a Highly Sensitive Person: A Theoretical Study on Romantic Relationships and Sensitivity

  title={To Love a Highly Sensitive Person: A Theoretical Study on Romantic Relationships and Sensitivity},
  author={Rose O. Sherman},
The Highly Sensitive Person was a term first established by Dr. Elaine Aron in the 1990’s that distinguished the experience of individuals with Sensory Processing Sensitivity, a neurological but neutral, psychological trait. The current population of Highly Sensitive People (HSP) makes up 15 to 20 percent of the population and interacts within 36 percent of romantic relationships. In this body of theoretical research, I outline the ways in which Highly Sensitive qualities affect committed… 



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  • Psychology
    Journal of personality and social psychology
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