#139: A Triumphant Story About The Truths Underpinning the Highly Sensitive Trait [Podcast]

Welcome to Episode 139 of the Sheep Dressed Like Wolves Podcast. In this episode I give my reflections on Sensitive (The Untold Story), the movie released last week all about the trait of High Sensitivity.

Sensitive Movie (the highly sensitive person)

As a perfect tool for introducing people (both HPSs and non-HSPs) to the core aspects of the trait and the scientific research that has been done around it, I wanted to give my thoughts on this great film and talk through some of the nuggets hidden within it.

…I watched it four times in three days just to take it all in, and make sure I didn’t miss anything.

The premise of the movie is basically an introduction to high processing sensitivity, what it means to be a highly sensitive person and the vast swathes of research that has been done into children, adults, and animals with the trait. It’s a comprehensive film that doesn’t overwhelm. It’s beautifully structured as it takes us through the various aspects of the trait in a logical and easy to follow way.

It also goes some way to dispelling myths that have naturally built up around the term as online communities have used it.

I’m not sure the plan for release. Initially it has been available to stream for a few days. Hopefully it will be permanently very soon.

In the episode I cover:

  1. Why Tools Like This are So Important
  2. My One Complaint with The Movie
  3. The Four Core Aspects of The Highly Sensitive Trait
  4. Why We Must Stop Seeing High Sensitivity as a Curse
  5. How to Move Forwards and Help Those Around Us to Accept the 20% Who Identify as HSPeople

Over to You

Did you see the movie? What was your biggest takeaway from it? Please leave your response in the comments below. I’d love to hear your stories.

Thrive: The Highly Sensitive Person and Career (Dr. Tracy Cooper)

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  1. Dear Andy,

    I have not yet listened your podcast, but I have also seen the movie about 4 times and written down every important information so that I do not miss and forget anything afterwards 😉 It was so stunning!

    So the key takeaway for me was that this movie is a big chance to accelerate the knowledge of High-Sensitivity in the world and, of course, that High-Sensitivity is real. If you only are surrounded by normal sensitive people and HSPs not knowing they are HSPs and adapting and adapting to their environment, you tend to doubt sometime that High-Sensitivity is real.

    So for me the key takeaway is really that the knowledge of HS has to be spread into the world… It was so stunning for me that the film was so international and pointed out that High-Sensitivity is very different from HSP to HSP, that every HSP has his/her individual characteristic…

    Oh, by the way, here is my short blog post of the film:


    So Andy, now I will listen to your podcast and wish you all the best!

    Take care,

    1. Thank you Julia! Absolutely agree. The message about High Sensitivity not being a catch-all determining personality is so important. Liberating. A message that we all need to remember before we try putting ourselves in boxes or allowing others to put us in boxes. I like what you say about the ‘doubt’ – it’s true, I feel that all the time. Or feel that it’s perhaps not as real for me as others. But the film just showed perfectly what high sensitivity is and isn’t, which is very encouraging. Thanks so much for stopping by and for writing so supportively of the podcast on your own blog! 🙂

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