Are highly sensitive children self-centered ?

Are highly sensitive children self-centered ?

In conversations with the parents of highly sensitive children, they often manifest the problem of excessive self-focus and demand for attention of their highly sensitive children. Parents speak directly about self-centeredness and oversensitivity of the child about himself. How is it possible that a child who, on the one hand is very empathetic, can another time act as if he/she is extremely selfish?


The described by parents “self-centeredness” of highly sensitive children is nothing else than the need for security that manifests itself in this way. This need can be met by providing him/her with the information necessary to understand a new, unknown situation or by reassuring the closeness of a parent. The trait responsible for this state is deep processing, which is characteristic for highly sensitive children and causes insightful analysis and strong experiencing of situations.

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