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Sensitivity as a personality trait may have a number of aspects.

Interpersonal sensitivityEdit

On the on hand it is linked to sensitivity to other people either in the sense of being empathic, a good listener etc. But it may be used in a more perjorative sense of being more than usually sensitive to criticism or slight.


Intrapersonal sensitivityEdit

It is also used in the sense of being unusually aware of internal states as in the notion of neurasthenic personality

Highly sensitive personEdit

A highly sensitive person processes sensory data exceptionally deeply and thoroughly due to a biological difference in his or her nervous system. This term was first coined by Dr. Elaine N. Aron, who subsequently wrote several books about the subject.

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