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Sensitive - The Untold Story
A Film About the Innate Trait of High Sensitivity

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Emily

Very interesting. I still wonder what the connections are between autism, other spectrum states, HSP, and introversion.
I understand to have one, doesn't mean you have another or all of these states, but there is definitely clear overlaps.

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Brooke

Yes, as others noted, it is funny this is about HSP and marketed to us, yet the media are totally jarring and repellent to HSP. Very noticeable, but loved the content and highlighting Alanis!
Also, for those who don't mind letter labels in exchange for finally feeling understood and a ...Read more

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jeffs

Interesting but very poorly filmed. Visually very difficult to watch: jarring cuts and flashing lights, bursts of light designed to focus attention but only serves to make one look away. Intentionally unfocused. Not exactly cinema verite but a bad attempt at it. Whoever edited it has been ...Read more

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Aaron

Sounds very similar to SPD (sensory processing disorder). Can anyone comment on this?

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Diana

Aaron, good question. Here is an excerpt directly from Dr. Elaine Aron's website (hsperson.com)

No, they are not the same, although the confusion is understandable. Sensory Processing Sensitivity (SPS, HSP, or Highly Sensitive Person) is not a condition, a disorder, or a diagnosis. It ...Read more

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Diana

PS Here is the link that explains in more detail the difference between sensory processing sensitivity and sensory processing disorder: http://hsperson.com/faq/spd-vs-sps/

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Charleen

I am an outgoing person, when a child I was shy a lot though. I am overstimulated by lots of sounds and it gets to me the many sounds and tons of noise when I go to a church dinner once a week, all the many people talking in one small room, and a woman calling out numbers for a small group of ...Read more

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Charleen

thank you for that documentary. I am like this and have depression etc. I am not in a good environment and it makes me really stressed and I scream out sometimes as it gets to me, it's too much for me the noise! I relate to what I watched a lot! I get upset easily sometimes and I think a lot. ...Read more

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mariam

At 31 and I am finally getting to know me. I cried at the very little details delivered in this video because it touched my heart that someone out there managed to understand me and tell me why I am who I am. It feels enormously great to know that there are others that others in this world ...Read more

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Diana

Dear Mariam, thank you for your comment and I am so happy you found this film helpful. I am especially happy that you found out that your son is highly sensitive. High sensitivity is a wonderful trait- embrace it!

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west

Informative documentary. Thank you for making this film and having it available on Kanopy. Helped me to understand myself better and to know that I am not alone.

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Diana

Dear west,
You are not alone- there is entire 20% of us :-)
Glad you liked the film!
Thanks so much.

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Sara

Didn't know I could cry for an hour straight. That was beautiful. Thank you!

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Diana

Thank you for your sweet comment, Sara. Hugs, The Sensitive Team.

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Iffah Suraya

I am definitely a HSP. anyways, what's the difference between HSPs and introverts, and autistic people?

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Diana

Dear Iffah Suraya,
That's a great question. The most common stereotype of highly sensitive people is that they are all introverts.30% of HSPs are actually extraverts. Because they are often misrepresented, highly sensitive extroverts may fail to see that they are HSPs, be told they ...Read more

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Iffah Suraya

Thank you for your reply,

:)

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Lucille

I could barely watch this, because it brought out my sadness, loneliness, and a long life of being misinerpreted, beginning with an emotionally brutal childhood. I kept thinking, I hope I can die soon to end the emotional pain that I feel in relating, and also the sorrow of not being close ...Read more

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Janice

I get it, Lucille. ((( Hugs )))

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Lis

What an eye-opening film into HSP. As a fellow HSP, I really resonated with what other HSPs said at the end, that it does take a huge relief off knowing they'e not alone, and that if nurtured properly, can be a huge supplement to living life more fully, as we were intended to. Thank you so ...Read more

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christine

As an HSP, I found the sound editing jarring and the visual editing jumpy. Smoother transitions and music without lyrics while someone is talking would have made a big difference.

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Terri

Now I know what is "wrong" with me. I have felt different my whole life, more perceptive, more intuitive, highly empathetic, and just very sad. I wish I could find all of the other people like me. I grew up on the negative spectrum of this. My mother was never present as she was always ...Read more

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Liz

I am not HSP ... but I have some friends that I feel are, however, they are not aware of this trait ... I cannot wait to share this movie with them .... I anticipate a life changing moment when they view it. It moved me deeply and made me appreciate the impact that this trait has upon me as ...Read more

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KMarie

This is awesome! Finally, an answer to being different and highly sensible to the world. I always thought that there was something wrong with me and that I was misunderstood [and still am misunderstand] by families and friends. Now, everything makes sense to me. Thank you so much.

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Alaine

Why would you put all these unnecessarily annoying sound effects in a movie about highly sensitive people? I can't even get through it.

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veronica

Wow. I didn't know there was a name for how I am. Knowing this will change my life.

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Catrice

Very good. One critique -Very Euro/White-centric. I would like to see the experiences of HS people of color explored more, as the cultural contours of their daily life lend variation to the way they experience the trait.

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Diana

Dear Catrice,
Thank you for your comment. This is being addressed in the sequel - Sensitive And In Love!
Diana

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Anna

Thank you. From the bottom of my heart....finally, there's an answer. Life changing!!!

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Dylan

We all know "highly sensitive" people, and now there is an emerging theory that clearly defines those with this psychological syndrome. This doc helped me understand where I may fall on the spectrum of this trait, and to recognize others in my life that seem to be highly sensitive. The film ...Read more

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Sam

I would like to thank the filmmakers and the community of researchers who made this film as well as the huge number of people who backed it on Kickstarter.

Two months ago I had never come across the concept of HSPs and by chance had Elaine Aron's book pop up as a recommendation on ...Read more

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Diana

Dear Sam,
Thank you for your detailed comment and kind words. Really appreciate it and so happy you enjoyed the film. The idea of the film was to educate general public about the trait of high sensitivity and also help those with the trait, who perhaps didn't have a word for it, ...Read more

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Diana

When we conducted interviews for Sensitive-The Untold Story, all highly sensitive adults said that their parents didn’t understand them when they were growing up. Many sensitive people live their lives misunderstood, struggling with self-esteem issues and sometimes anxiety and depression. ...Read more

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Lauren

A really interesting documentary. I don't personally identify as HSP but there are people in my life that do and this helped me to better understand their experiences. I think it would be great for employers and society as a whole to respect and understand Highly Sensitive people so that we ...Read more