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Sensory processing sensitivity

A person with high sensory processing sensitivity (i.e., a highly sensitive person) is someone who is extremely sensitive and, in a particularly intense experience of feelings or sensory impressions, this can be manifested as a distinct urge for them to move around or feeling the need for cognitive challenges as well as in their vivid imagination. Giftedness can, in some cases, be accompanied by sensory processing sensitivity.

The authors Nicole Miceli and Anne-Kathrin Stiller have developed this glossary together with the Fachportal Team. The glossary was translated by Daniel Shatwell and edited by Lisa Trierweiler.