I wonder about the role of a hypervigilant personality in the genesis of TMS pain. By hypervigilant personality I mean an enhanced state of sensory sensitivity accompanied by an exaggerated intensity of behaviors whose purpose is to detect supposed dangers as well as a high responsiveness to stimuli and a constant scanning of the environment for threats, no matter how benign ("stop!, beware!!!!! look carefully at the expiration date of that yogurt!") More from the web: Typical examples of root causes of hypervigilance syndrome include frequent ridicule, a perceived humiliation, or the rejection of achievements. The disorder can also be caused by a single traumatic event, the memory of which has been suppressed deeply within the subconscious mind. Hypervigilant people become very bogged down in the trivial details of everyday life and can waste huge amounts of personal energy on seemingly unimportant things. Interesting subject, IMHO ! thanks !