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Old 04-18-2019, 06:27 AM #11
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This looks like a good book.

My understanding of Borderline (BPD) is the conventional theory is you have to be a highly sensitive person to actually become borderline. Al though not all highly sensitive people become BPD. However when you combine being a highly sensitive person with a invalidating (usually abusive) parent/guardian during developing years this is how BPD is created. You cannot become BPD without having both.

I am 43 years old and I seem to only get more sensitive as I get older. But I also wonder if the longer I am sober I become more sensitive as well. Just yesterday I got 4 years sobriety. I drank all my adult life to numb my feelings so now with sobriety my theory is that I just keep growing more sensitive!!

Seems like lately I cry on a daily basis which is pretty abnormal for a grown man!! Thank god I can mostly keep this to when I am alone. I am not ashamed of it and I also feel it is healthy, but at the same time I wonder that it will keep getting worse to the point I will start crying in the middle of the grocery store! LOL

Finally I am super sensitive by touch and taste. This does seem to cycle with intensity....
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Here's an HSP "test" you can take: Are You Highly Sensitive? The Highly Sensitive Person
My Therapist recommended it to me. My result was "yes" to HSP. My T then recommended that I check this video out:
Buy or Rent Sensitive-The Untold Story
It's set up like a documentary. Unfortunately, the video isn't free to watch, but maybe you can find it at a library or borrow it from someone. It's $4.99 to rent, $9.99 to buy.
They say that only 20% of the population are HSP's. Interesting, if nothing else...
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I definitely am a HSP. It contributes to some of my conditions.
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