The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You by Elaine N. Aron

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Do you have a keen imagination and vivid dreams?  Is time alone each day as essential to you as food and water?  Are you "too shy" or "too sensitive" according to others?  Do noise and confusion quickly overwhelm you?  If your answers are yes, you may be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP).

Most of us feel overstimulated every once in a while, but for the Highly Sensitive Person, it's a way of life.  In this groundbreaking book, Dr. Elaine Aron, a psychotherapist, workshop leader and highly sensitive person herself, shows you how to identify this trait in yourself and make the most of it in everyday situations.  Drawing on her many years of research and hundreds of interviews, she shows how you can better understand yourself and your trait to create a fuller, richer life.  

In The Highly Sensitive Person , you will discover:
* Self-assessment tests to help you identify your particular sensitivities
* Ways to reframe your past experiences in a positive light and gain greater self-esteem in the process
* Insight into how high sensitivity affects both work and personal relationships
* Tips on how to deal with overarousal
* Informations on medications and when to seek help
* Techniques to enrich the soul and spirit



Title : The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You
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ISBN : 0553062182
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 232 pages


Reviews


Edible rated it ★★★★★

October 15, 2012

It's a godsend. So nice to know why I am the way I am after a lifetime of "loved ones" telling me I needed to be less shy, have more confidence (that's real doable when someone constantly criticizes your inborn characteristics), be more outgoing, worry less, am too thin-skinned, take everything p...


Dilys rated it ★★★☆☆

February 18, 2013

I have mixed opinions about this book. On the one hand, I found it helpful in explaining that highly sensitive people are more susceptible to stimulation (e.g., from loud noise, bright lights, strong odors, large crowds, etc.) than most and therefore need to be aware of how to properly balance ev...


Kirsten rated it ★★★☆☆

May 07, 2010

Ok, I finished it. First the good: Aron is at her best when she is helping the reader assess real world challenges and come up with concrete solutions. What do you do when your job overwhelms you? How do you work it out with your spouse or friends when activities they find exciting just overwhelm...


Thomas rated it ★★★★☆

May 03, 2016

Thankful that this book exists to support those who have always felt more sensitive to the world around them. Though I enjoy a party every now and then, I do prefer one-on-one conversations and time spent reading books and listening to Ariana Grande. With the popularity of books like Quiet by S...


Amy rated it ★★★★★

June 30, 2008

This, for me, was an amazing book. I will be reading it again eventually, just to remind myself of all the important information that Aron researched and now shares with readers. It has taken me roughly 30 years to learn many things about myself which are clearly explained by Aron's research. I f...


Ruth rated it ★★★★☆

April 20, 2010

If you have ever felt like life is too overwhelming and all you want to do is crawl into a cave and hide away from it all, this book might be for you. This book contains a little too much psychobabble for my taste (too much talk about parenting your inner infant and other wonderful stuff like that...


Catherine rated it ★★★★☆

February 06, 2012

This is the only source I've found that so clearly separates the "Highly Sensitive" trait from simply being an introvert (which I am not). This book helped me understand my own personality in a way I've been looking for since I was little. I feel empowered by this new knowledge, and more able to...


Shélah rated it ★★☆☆☆

July 29, 2011

I probably didn't like this mostly because it's self-help and I was just trying to get some concept of how to explain myself to other people... but way too much in the way of 'you thought there was something wrong with you, but there isn't!' Seriously, as an introverted person, don't you think mo...


Salma rated it ★☆☆☆☆

August 16, 2014

هالكتاب إلو عندي ذكريات قديمة ذكريات دمها تقيل أو يمكن أنا بشوفها دمها تقيل بعد مرور الوقت عليها قاريتو من شي أكتر من عشر سنين أو 13 سنة وقتها طلعت روحي و عملت المستحيل لحتى قدرت حصلت عليه و وقتها أول منتدى اشتركت فيه عالنت بحياتي كان عن قارئي هذا الكتاب كان وقتها الاكتشاف العظيم يعني إنو في ناس هيك با...


Mary rated it ★★★★☆

May 21, 2011

I actually found this book to be very helpful. The author/psychologist coined the phrase "highly sensitive person"(or "HSP") admittedly in reference to herself and to those whom she has found in her 5 years of research to make up approximately 20% of the human population. Highly sensitive people...





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