Sensitive to subtle stimuli
Dr Aron: “HSP’s respond strongly to external stimuli. We notice things that others don’t. We are the one’s arranging work spaces with special care, adjusting the lightning or closing the curtains to have the right light intensity. We can get very upset when observing bullying or unethical behavior.”
To enhance trust in teams we need leaders that notice that somebody wants to speak up in a group discussion but decides not to. Someone who can read between the lines, who knows when somebody feels uncomfortable or has a worried mind. They can create safe environments where people dare to speak their minds and hearts. They allow teams to question, challenge and disagree with each other in order to get the best answers. This in contrast to office politics and ego-tripping.