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Sensitivity Measures

Vantage Sensitivity Theory: Sensitive People Benefit More from Positive Experiences

Sensitive people are more strongly affected by both negative and positive experiences.

Identical Twins provide Clues to Sensitivity Genes

We conducted a genetic study of environmental sensitivity using a novel approach involving identical twins. Using these findings, we were able to estimate the genetic propensity to environmental sensitivity in two further samples and showed findings that were consistent with theories of sensitivity.

People Fall into Different Sensitivity Groups: Orchids, Tulips and Dandelions

Should we understand sensitivity as a continuous dimension that ranges from low to high or as a category, with some people being highly sensitive and others not?

The Birth of the Research on High Sensitivity

The study of high sensitivity began with curiosity about the casual use of the term “sensitive” among psychologists. It led to interviews, and based on these, to the 27-item Highly Sensitive Person Scale.