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

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Broadway Books, 1996 - Self-Help - 251 pages
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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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I once had a psychology professor in university who tagged me as having an over-sensitive nervous system just from getting to know me throughout the semester. I'm sensitive to sounds and lights, to ... Read full review

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I can't say enough about how this book changed my life. Its like suddenly I wasn't alone. The HSP is wonderfully uplifting and positive but still very stern about what it means to be and HSP. Elaine ... Read full review

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About the author (1996)

Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D., earned her doctorate from Pacifica Graduate Institute and trained at the Jung Institute in San Francisco. The author of The Highly Sensitive Person, she is widely published in academic journals and conducts workshops for HSPs around the country. She divides her time between San Francisco and New York.

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