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The superpowers of highly sensitive people

By Elizabeth Bernstein

07 Mar 2023 · 4 min read

Highly sensitive people have developed many strategies to cope with overwhelming situations. The WSJ enlists some of those and makes a case for why these can be helpful for many others.

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I cried three times in three days recently. When I heard a country song on the radio about a son missing his late father. When I saw the moon, Venus and Jupiter rise above a stunning sunset.

And when the massive old iguana that lived in my backyard—that I’d hated—died unexpectedly. “I know he was a nuisance, but I feel really bad for him,” I told a neighbor.

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