The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You

The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You

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By (author) Elaine N. Aron

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  • Publisher: Bantam USA
  • Format: Paperback | 251 pages
  • Dimensions: 137mm x 206mm x 20mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 1 December 1998
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0553062182
  • ISBN 13: 9780553062182
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Sales rank: 2,100

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Are you a highly sensitive person?Do you have a keen imagination and vivid dreams? Is time alone each day asessential to you as food and water? Are you "too shy" or "too sensitive"according to others? Do noise and confusion quickly overwhelm you? If youranswers are yes, you may be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP).Most of us feel overstimulated every once in a while, but for the HighlySensitive Person, it's a way of life. In this groundbreaking book, Dr. ElaineAron, a psychotherapist, workshop leader and highly sensitive person herself, shows you how to identify this trait in yourself and make the most of it ineveryday situations. Drawing on her many years of research and hundreds ofinterviews, she shows how you can better understand yourself and your trait tocreate a fuller, richer life. In "The Highly Sensitive Person, " you will discover: * Self-assessment tests to help you identify your particularsensitivities * Ways to reframe your past experiences in a positive light and gaingreater self-esteem in the process * Insight into how high sensitivity affects both work and personalrelationships * Tips on how to deal with overarousal * Informations on medications and when to seek help * Techniques to enrich the soul and spirit"This remarkable book...gives a fresh perspective, a sigh of relief, and agood 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 ofhuman nature is must reading. Her balanced presentation suggests new paths formaking sensitivity a blessing, not a handicap." --Philip G. Zimbardo, Ph.D., author of "Shyness:What It Is, What to Do AboutIt" "Enlightening and empowering, this book is a wonderful gift to us all." --Riane Eisler, author of "The Chalice and the Blade"

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By Alexandra Smith 06 Oct 2013 5

This book changed my life for the better in so many ways. If anyones ever called you 'too sensitive', please read this book. Not only is it informative it offers practical advice and reassurance.

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Are you a highly sensitive person? 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