Something short on HSPs and failure
sensitive people tend to have trouble with negative feedback because we have so many external stimuli that it’s hard to discern which feedback is important or true. while a non-sensitive person might be upset over a perceived failure, an hsp might question their entire self worth. this is because when you combine a lack of discernment with this intense desire to feel accepted and the need to make sure everyone is pleased with your work, it can be hard to deal with failure. perfectionism is a hell of a drug especially when you conflate it with this idea many hsps have that other people won’t value you unless you do well professionally, in relationships, etc.