CIP029: Can You Be A High Sensation Seeking Introvert?

Is it possible to be both highly sensation seeking AND an introvert?

Can you be a high sensation seeking introvert?

If you’ve done much research into what introversion actually is, you might have also come across terms like ‘highly sensitive person’ or have read that introverts are more sensitive to stimulus in the environment than the more extroverted humans among us.

You might have even come across the term ‘high sensation seeking’ and got wildly confused because how can someone super sensitive to sensation ALSO be a bit of a sensation junky??

But this is where the science-backed brain studies and pop psychology folklore gets muddled – and in this week’s episode of the Creative Introvert Podcast, I’m going to clear this confusion up – once and for all!

Or at least attempt to 😉

Sophia Dembling Quote

I discuss:

  • What’s actually going on in the brain of an introvert
  • The problems with the original Big 5 model
  • Are introverts ‘broken’?
  • The test that identifies what type of introvert you are
  • What it means to be a HSP (highly sensitive person)
  • What it means to be a HSS (high sensation seeker)
  • Tips for managing the less helpful sides of these traits
  • Can you be all of these at once… or am I an extrovert!?



  • Dr Tracy Cooper
  • Tips for a HSS HSP
  • The STAR test
  • Ken Carter
  • Elaine Aron
  • The Big Five Model


I’m offering a free month of coaching to a randomly chosen podcast reviewer!

If you leave a review of the Creative Introvert Podcast on iTunes by September 1st 2017, you will be in the mix to win ONE MONTH of creative coaching from myself.

All you have to do is…

1) Leave a review by going to this podcast page in the iTunes store, and

2) Shoot me an email telling me just so I know which review is yours!

I’m going to number them and select a random winner by midnight September 1st.
May the odds be ever in your favour!