In addition, sensory experiences, like listening to music, sometimes overwhelm me with emotion. Musically inclined, I can play melodies by ear, often guessing which note comes next based on how the music feels. Since I have intensified reactions to my surroundings, I have difficulty multitasking and can become stressed when too much is going on at once. But during childhood, instead of being seen as artistic or unique, my mannerisms got labeled as quirky. Elaine Aron states that 15 to 20 percent of the population are HSPs. Looking back, my experiences as an HSP profoundly affected my friendships, romantic relationships, and even led me to become a psychologist. Respect your classmates. No tattling.