Posted by IsoM on May 12, 2002, at 11:58:17
In reply to Re: Highly Sensitive People » IsoM, posted by Ritch on May 11, 2002, at 22:51:40
Again, Mitch, I don't fit the criteria. I can get up & talk in front of a large crowd or just a couple of people. When I've talked in front of groups of people, I've always had some in the audience (whether for university course work or anything else) come up to me asking if I was professional. I could meet celebrities & talk as easily with them as my neighbour.
For me, it's strictly too much sensory stimulation. But it's always man-made. Being in nature (outdoors) calms me & reinvigorates me. One of my sons loves the video & computer games of "Sonic the Hedgehog". It moves so blindly fast, I can't follow for more than a few seconds. And there's so many other things flashing & moving, I have no idea how he can do it.
I believe that if a person doesn't get used to fast movements & loads of sensory stim when young, they have a great deal of trouble ever adjusting to it. I was raised on a small farm till 6, then lived besides the ocean for 2 more years, after that 5 acres in the country - poor as dogs the whole time, so my play consisted of the outdoors. I still find it difficult to read long pieces on a monitor & print them out to read on paper.
The generation of people nowadays are raised on fast, shifting sights & colours, noises, smells. I really think it's doing something adverse to their minds/emotions/perceptions. I wouldn't be surprised if somewhere down the line, scientific studies are showing this to be true.