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  • Emotional Accuracy

    Posted by John on 04/13/2023 at 2:58 pm

    Here’s a new term relevant to the topic of high sensitivity:

    “Emotional Accuracy”

    Having highly sensitive physiology results in a certain degree of accuracy in terms of perceiving and understanding what is going with others emotionally. This ability is rooted, at least in part, in the mirror neurons of the brain[1] and results in a better, and sometimes far better than, average assessment of what’s going on emotionally in any given situation.

    Of course there are blindspots and mistakes, but generally speaking, people with HSP have a nuanced sense of the emotional experience of others.

    Do you find that you have “emotional accuracy” when assessing what’s going in with people and situations? If so, do you have blind spots?

    Have you had the experience or frustration of other people being emotionally inaccurate with you?


    1. Bianca P. Acevedo, B., Aron, E., Aron, A., Sangster, M., Collins, N., & Brown, L. (2014) The highly sensitive brain: An fMRI study of sensory processing sensitivity and response to others’ emotions. Brain and Behavior, 4, 580-594.
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