The H.I.S.S. of the A.S.P.:

Understanding the Anomalously Sensitive Person
(Published June 1, 2003)

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HUMOR

Star Children
Transpersonal Abilities Often Accompany Non-Right-Handedness

“If you can dream it, you can do it.”
- Walt Disney

“If the brain was so simple we could understand it,
we would be so simple we couldn't.”
- Lyall Watson

Crystal Children
Rejection of "Otherness" Occurs in Many Species

“If you're not on the edge, you're taking up too much room.”
- Anonymous

“The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.”
- Walter Bagehot

Indigo Children
An ASP is Definitely Not “Just One of the Herd.”

“It takes courage to be creative. Just as soon as you have a new idea, you are a minority of one.”
- E. Paul Torrence

“We know the human brain is a device to keep the ears from grating on one another.”
- Peter DeVries

Walk Ins
Developmental Learning Disorders and Giftedness Often Appear Together

“Consciousness is a fascinating but elusive phenomenon. It is impossible to specify what it is, what it does, or why it evolved. Nothing worth reading has been written about it.”
- Stuart Sutherland

Psychokinesis (PK)
“Definitive Proof” that only Humans Can Obtain Consciousness

“One who lets sacred cows lie will never uncover the ideological bull.”
- Ted Goertzel

“It's one thing not to see the forest for the trees, but then to deny the reality of the forest is a more serious matter.”
- Paul Weiss

Autoimmune Disorder
Scientists Can "Prove" Many Things

“Some circumstantial evidence is very strong; as when you find a trout in the milk.”
- Henry David Thoreau

“Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.”
- Albert Einstein

Extra-Sensory Perception (ESP)
Challenging Conventional Concepts Can Occasion Consequences

“Reality is a fiction invented by those who feel insecure without a solid ground to stand on.”
- Anonymous