Very aware/tense/easily startled state
Hypervigilance is an anxious
state. People who are hypervigilant (tense
) are that way for a reason.
Typically hypervigilance is present in an individual because of past trauma
, like Vietnam vets
and abused people for example.
A lot of times, hypervigilant people have rigid
postures and taught muscles
from being tense all the time.
and watching of one's surroundings is tiring.