Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)




Robert Dacey

Second Advisor

Ginnie Hsu

Subject Categories

Arts and Humanities | Fine Arts


This thesis primarily analyzes the definition of the highly sensitive person (HSP), the psychological issues this personality trait may cause, and coping mechanisms. It explores the experiences and challenges of HSPs, as described by psychologists and authors with extensive research in this field, such as Dr. Aron, to explore the inner world and coping mechanisms of highly sensitive individuals. Subsequently, through analyzing classic films and picture books such as The Perks of Being a Wallflower and All Too Much for Oliver, I observed how certain characters display the behavioral traits and psychological activities of HSPs from an artistic perspective. Finally, based on the above research, a visual thesis centered around HSPs was created to depict the complex and rich lifestyle and inner world they experience.


Open Access

Included in

Fine Arts Commons



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