Highly sensitive people have a more sensitive nervous system, they are just born that way.
Studies have shown that they use different parts of the brain in different ways to non-HSPs. One of the effects of this different way of gathering and processing information is a sense of being more intuitive.
HSPs seem more intuitive because they naturally absorb more information in the environment than non-HSPs. When they receive information, they will often need to process it deeply and ‘feel into’ the right answer for them. Sometimes they can’t explain the reasoning for their answer, it “just feels right”.
For some of you, this might be sounding a bit airy. But for those of you who are the HSPs reading this, you know what I am talking about.
I am talking about the knowing you have when you make an important decision. The pause to ‘listen’ inwardly when you are unsure.
I have a feeling quite a lot of you reading this will know EXACTLY what I am talking about.
Reference: Aron, E. N. (2016). The Highly Sensitive Person. NY, New York; Random House.