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The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You Paperback – June 2, 1997
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“To say this book changed my life would be an understatement. I am forever grateful to Elaine Aron.”—Alanis Morissette, singer, songwriter, activist
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 highly sensitive person herself, shows you how to identify this trait in yourself and make the most of it in everyday situations.
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 over-arousal
• Information on medications and when to seek help
• Techniques to enrich the soul and spirit
Drawing on many years of research and hundreds on interviews, The Highly Sensitive Person will change the way you see yourself—and the world around you
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|The Highly Sensitive Person Workbook||The Highly Sensitive Child||The Highly Sensitive Person in Love|
|A collection of exercises and activities for both individuals and groups, this workbook will help you identify the HSP trait in yourself, nurture the new, positive self-image you deserve, and create a fuller, richer life.||Addresses the trait of “high sensitivity” in children–and offers a breakthrough parenting guidebook for highly sensitive children and their caregivers||Offers practical help for highly sensitive people seeking happier, healthier romantic relationships|
"This remarkable book . . . gives a fresh perspective, a sigh of relief, and a good sense of where we belong in society." —John Gray, author of Men Are from Mars, Women Are from Venus
"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, Ph.D., author of Shyness: What It Is, What to Do About It
"Enlightening and empowering, this book is a wonderful gift to us all."—Riane Eisler, author of The Chalice and the Blade
- Publisher : Broadway Books; Reprint edition (June 2, 1997)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 251 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0553062182
- ISBN-13 : 978-0553062182
- Item Weight : 9.2 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.49 x 0.67 x 8.26 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #344 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Reviewed in the United States on February 12, 2022
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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.
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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.