Originally Posted by Lemon Lady
The book "The Highly Sensitive Person" discusses this. Based on her research, she says that HSPs are no more likely than non-HSPs to be depressed unless they have had traumatic childhoods or childhoods during which they were made to feel "less than" because of their sensitivity.
Personally, I have tended toward depression, and I did have a pretty awful time as a child. DH, also an HSP, does not struggle with...