Is High Sensitivity a disorder ?
Conversations and consultations about high sensitivity usually start with the question: where does this disorder come from? Thinking about high sensitivity creeps in with the conviction that the whole bunch of dysfunctions and deficits diagnosed in children and youth is joined by yet another, new disorder, which is high sensitivity.
Nothing could be further from the truth! High sensitivity is not a disorder. It is though a certain constellation of features and specific behaviors resulting from the structure of the nervous system. It is not a dysfunction, it does not result from any deficits. On the contrary, it can be assumed that high sensitivity is a potential that requires specific conditions to be revealed and fully developed.