There are many ways to look at intensity in oneself. Many are the doctors who will present the unique combinations of traits as a form of mental or physical disability. They speak fluently in SPECT scans and pharmaceuticals. They enjoy identifying parts of the brain or body or socialization that indicate a departure from ‘normal’ in very intense people. This is, of course, one way of looking at it. The problem with this view is that it defines a person as sick and seeks to find cures. One could then be convinced to try different medications, counseling, labels, etc. The bottom line is that this approach requires one to believe that he or she is deficient as a human being. Until you understand the underlying cause, you are only treating symptoms.
Between 15% and 20% of the population is intense. Intensity appears in various ways which are sometimes viewed through a very narrow lens and labeled as disorder. In truth, although we do experience a greater degree of anxiety, we are also blessed with a greater than average capacity for creativity, advanced intellectual development, an increased capacity for emotions, a greater sensitivity to our surroundings and environment, and excess energy.
This site is created as resource for intense people to find a better, more complete explanation of their differences and lay the groundwork to develop the special gifts that come along, part and parcel, with an intense nature.