What Does HSP Mean?

HSP usually means "Highly Sensitive Person" when used on line. The abbreviation HSP has many meanings. Here is a sample of the most common ones:
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  • High Speed Processor
  • High School Physics
  • High Speed Photometer
  • High Street Partners
  • Horizontal Screen Positioning
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  • High Security Printing
  • Heightened Sensory Perception
  • Health and Safety Plan
  • High Speed Printer
On line, however, it is most commonly used to mean Highly Sensitive Person, Highly Sensitive People, or Highly Sensitive Personality.

HSP is typically used to describe an overly emotional person. Of note, however, HSP can also refer to someone who claims to have psychic powers (i.e., they are sensitive to the spiritual world).

Summary of Key Points

"Highly Sensitive Person" is the most common definition for HSP on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and TikTok.
Definition:Highly Sensitive Person
4: Difficult to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers

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When I write HSP, I mean this:

meaning of HSP
A highly sensitive person (HSP) is someone who reacts to stimuli that wouldn't affect a normal person.


Examples of HSP in Sentences

Here are examples of HSP being used in conversations:
  • Tony: Be careful what you say. She's a HSP.
  • Jordan: Best not say that her coat is inside out then?
  • Client: Can you hear the dead?
  • Medium: Yes, I'm an HSP.

An Academic Look at HSP

As it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., "Aich Ess Pee"), HSP is classified as an initialism abbreviation. Initialisms are different to acronyms, which are spoken like words.

Example of HSP Used in a Text


See Also

SNAG (sensitive new age guy) NOKD (not our kind, dear)