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Sensitive: The Untold Story

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Sensitive - The Untold Story[1] is a documentary based on the work of psychologist and bestselling author Dr. Elaine Aron. In 1991 Dr. Aron identified the innate trait of high sensitivity and conducted fMRI studies that confirmed the findings. Her international bestseller The Highly Sensitive Person [2] sold over a million copies 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. 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. This trait (found in both men and women) reflects a certain type of survival strategy: being observant before acting. [3] HSPs think deeply, get easily overwhelmed by intense, complex or novel things, are more attentive to subtleties and have more empathy. [4]


The filming took place in United States, Canada, Switzerland, Denmark and Germany and includes interviews with world renowned scientists, cinematic reenactments and real stories of highly sensitive people and their families, including Grammy winning singer-songwriter songwriter Alanis Morissette. The film explores in depth the trait of high sensitivity and the science behind it.


Along with Elaine Aron, the documentary subjects include Alanis Morissette, Dr. Arthur Aron, Dr. Tom Boyce, Dr. Gary Linker, Bianca Acevedo, Dr. Jay Belsky, Dr. Stephen Suomi, Dr. Jadzia Jagiellowicz, Dr. Turhan Canli, Madisyn Taylor, Susan Kawamoto, Adriana Shuman, Dr. Stephen Wright, Reesa Wright, Dr. Maya Braem Dubé, John Hughes, Jacquelyn Strickland, Dr. Robert Levenson, Dr. Camille Wortman, Dr. Michael Pluess, Diane Korsh, Dani Korsh, Karsten Nielsen, Mads Hjorth Nielsen, Rupert Mayer, Lise August, Martin August, Franz Antoni.


  1. "Sensitive The Untold Story".
  2. "The Highly Sensitive Person". 3 June 2014 – via books.telegraph.co.uk.
  3. "Being "Highly Sensitive" Is a Real Trait. Here's What It Feels Like". Healthline. 28 August 2018.
  4. Hill, Maria. "The DOES Model Of Elaine Aron".

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