How do you explain the trait of being an HSP to others?
“Like around 15% of the population I have special mirror neurons, and my synapses work differently compared to the other 85%. I process things more deeply and therefore slower, but more precise and detailed. Therefore I need to rest more, and can behave a bit different than expected. It’s even in animals, look it up!”
If it’s possible, I make them watch the movie “Sensitive: The Untold Story”. It’s with Elaine Aron (the “inventor of the term HSP”) and Alanis Morissette. Lots of people start to believe more, if it’s told by a highly successful celebrity.
Showing them articles in well-known magazines like GQ and Vogue can also help, besides the scientific articles you can easily find via Google in order to give some explanations and authority sources. The more accepted the source is for the conversation partner (science, fancy, gossip, celebrities, newspaper, …), the more they will accept the facts about HSPs. Articles from esoteric, or “HSP niche” blogs work not so well, as they can seem biased or following an agenda, or wanting to sell an HSP book, course, DVD/movie/stream, etc.