We Found 4 Best Careers For Highly Sensitive People

A common misconception when it comes to  highly sensitive people: they can’t be leaders.

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According to a study published in the journal Brain and Behavior, 20 percent of the population is considered highly sensitive. If you’re a highly sensitive person (HSP), you’re biologically wired to be more sensitive and responsive to the world around you. Being an highly sensitive person effects lots of parts of your life, including the types of job environments you thrive in. Here, four types of careers that suit your personality best.

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CREATIVE FIELDS

One of an  highly sensitive person greatest gifts? Creativity. Jobs that tap into your artistic talents—whether that’s writing and graphic design or acting and singing—are creatively fulfilling and often allow you to work independently while letting you share your gifts with an audience.

HEALTHCARE

 highly sensitive people are typically highly intuitive and empathetic, meaning they’re great with patients in a one-on-one setting. Not all healthcare professions are suited to HSPs (high-stakes surgery, for example, is likely too stressful), but sensitive folks can thrive as hospice workers, counselors or physical therapists—just as long as you’re able to maintain a healthy separation from clients.

BUSINESS

A common misconception when it comes to  highly sensitive people: they can’t be leaders. While an HSP isn’t likely to ruthlessly claw his or her way to the top of the corporate ladder, that doesn’t mean they can’t head up a team effectively. Detail-oriented HSPs can thrive as small-business owners, since they’ll likely create a welcoming, nurturing atmosphere for employees.

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FREELANCE

OK, so this one’s broad, but self-employment is a no-brainier for an HSP. The ability to set your own schedule and work on your own terms sounds pretty lovely, no? Plus, since you’re probably pretty diligent and detail-oriented, you’ll thrive at self-motivating and keeping track of different projects you’re working on for different clients just on your own.

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