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The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You Kindle Edition
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THE HIGHLY SENSITIVE PERSON
“Elaine Aron’s perceptive analysis of this fundamental dimension of human nature is must reading. Her balanced presentation suggests new paths for making sensitivity a blessing, not a handicap.”
—Philip G. Zimbardo, author of Shyness
“Enlightening and empowering, this book is a wonderful gift to us all.”
—Riane Ensler, author of Nurturing Our Humanity
“Shy people fear being judged or rejected, whereas highly sensitive people have a keen awareness of their environment, frequently becoming overstimulated by it.”
“If you are easily overwhelmed by noise, chaos, and emotions; perform poorly when being observed; and require time alone each day, there is no need to worry; recent research shows your heightened sensitivity can do you more good than harm.”
“The first book that helps readers to identify their highly sensitive trait and to make the most of it.”
—Counseling and Human Development
“Aron combines self-tests with useful, unclichéd advice on stress control and provocative descriptions of research.”
“At book signings, people have come up to her [Elaine Aron] and said, ‘You've saved my life.’”
—San Francisco Chronicle
“Aron's book is not a fly-by-night, self-help tome, but instead a serious effort to explore a subject on which little has been done.”
“This book is a valuable resource for the HSP, as well as those who are trying to understand the HSP.”
—The New Times
“This innovative psychologist has figured out that the extreme reactivity of a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) can be a good thing. This comes as a relief to people like me—and probably you, too.”
About the Author
Elaine N. Aron is the bestselling author of The Highly Sensitive Person and its companion books, The Highly Sensitive Persons Workbook, The Highly Sensitive Person in Love, and The Highly Sensitive Child. Dr. Aron graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley. She earned her MA at York University in Toronto and her PhD at Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Monica. Dr. Aron has also been published widely in academic journals and online publications, including the Huffington Post and WebMD. She divides her time between New York and San Francisco, where she maintains a psychotherapy practice.--This text refers to the audioCD edition.
- ASIN : B00GT1YES8
- Publisher : Citadel Press (December 1, 2013)
- Publication date : December 1, 2013
- Language : English
- File size : 2402 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 353 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,171 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The cons that I can’t ignore is that the writing is not the best. There were errors and awkwardness in the way it was written, also poor analogies and at times it would be confusing.
More important yet is the fact that the research feels lacking. Elaine started her research in 1992 and this book was published just 4-5 years later. That is hardly enough time to come up with bold claims about society. Claiming that a percentage of the population have this trait changes everything, the way we see the world and ourselves. So all the claims made feel as speculation if there is not a proper research. She cites examples of patients and even real life artists and other famous people that lived long ago and she claims were HSP.
I believe her conclusions are correct and feel very identified with this trait but I can’t think the trait exist unless there is enough research. Sure this is a research hard to conduct but still, these are life changing conclusions that can’t be taken blindly.
Now this book is very old and Elaine probably wrote newest content in the field with more research involved. So i will look forward to read more of her work. I repeat, i feel the content is real and i feel i am an HSP but my review is meant to make HSPs aware that we need a stronger foundation and understanding of where we come from, maybe one day people will have more answers but for now i am using this space to pose the questions so that when other HSPs doubt the trait is real we already have answers that prove it.
This book was a waste of time and should not have been written in its current form. The author should have waited until these claims could have been better substantiated either by more scientific studies/evidence or by coherent clinical experience rather than wild, all-over-the-place generalizations and annoying stereotypes. And the entire book could have been condensed down to 3 pages.
Top reviews from other countries
If you find the world a struggle but can't find the words to describe how it feels to others who just don't 'get' you, this book is for both of you.
I especially like the case studies and how there are sections to show to health professionals who don't believer you when you have extreme reactions to even very low doses of medication and for teachers if you are still in education.
Elaine's book is SUPERB, I'm struggling with Dave Markowitz book so if you are on the fence between the two my money is on this one. bought it on Kindle and then in paper back coz there was so much in it I wanted to underline, highlight, put a paper tab so I could find again and write out sections in a positivity healing journal.
Please don't call someone 'needy, too much, oversensitive' etc, ASK them whats going on and how you can help, or even better buy this book and find out how YOU can be a kinder person to them.
It has been very enlightening and helpful, the only reason I have given it 5 stars is because it seems to assume that we all have well paid, high-flying careers, with not only the opportunity, but also the wealth to pick and choose an ideal therapist.
The majority of us have ordinary lives, ordinary jobs, would have been nice for that to have been recognised.