First Friday Film

May 3, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 8:15 pm
End of the Oregon Trail Interpretive Center
1726 Washington Street
Oregon City
Oregon City Public Library

Are you “too shy” or “too sensitive” according to others? Do you have a keen imagination and vivid dreams? Is time alone each day as essential to you as food and water? Do noise and confusion quickly overwhelm you? Did you have meltdowns and tantrums as a child? If your answers are yes, you may be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). Most of us feel overstimulated every once in a while, but for the Highly Sensitive Person, it’s a way of life. About 1 in 5 people are highly sensitive — and most don’t know it. Nor do the people who love them. They just know that their loved one can cry easily, react to situations that others just shrug their shoulders at, and otherwise take things just too personally.

In 1991, Dr. [Elaine] Aron made a breakthrough discovery: an innate trait of high sensitivity. Since then, her international bestseller The Highly Sensitive Person has been translated into 18 languages and her research is published in top-tier peer reviewed journals such as The Journal of Personality and Social Psychology and Brain and Behavior, as well as replicated and extended by other scientists, who are interviewed in the film. There are now fMRI and genetic studies on the subject. Dr. Aron found that not only 1 in 5 people are highly sensitive, but the trait occurs in the same percentage in over 100 other species. – Sensitive: The Untold Story

Free food and beverage provided before the film; a group discussion is held afterwards.