“The Highly Sensitive Person” describes how the HSP trait affects our lives–and how to turn that into a strength. It also offers solutions for dealing with everyday situations at home and at work, such as learning how to limit stimulation, use vacations and leisure time constructively, relax when you’re out of your comfort zone, handle criticism and conflict well, accept your positive and negative traits and so much more.
Elaine Aron defines the qualities of compassionate people and shows how their traits precisely make them visionary artists, great thinkers, and outstanding leaders. Many HSPs are exceptionally expressive, conscientious, and empathetic. They spend more time in concentrated thought than those around them, creating powerful bonds between parent and child or spouse and mate. If you’re an HSP, love one, or work with one, this book delivers life-changing insights for happiness.
Susceptible persons are introverts who require a quiet environment, are easily overwhelmed by stimuli in the environment (noise, strong smells, bright light), who do their best work in a non-distracting atmosphere, and feel deeply hurt by criticism. This book will help you recognize if you are highly sensitive or if you are dealing with someone who is. It explains many of the unique traits of a compassionate person and how they can be accommodating in our society today. A page with suggestions for educators is provided.
About The Highly Sensitive Person Book
Are you an HSP? Are you easily overwhelmed by stimuli? Affected by other people’s moods and easily startled? Do you need to withdraw to a private, quiet place during busy times? Are you nervous or shaky if someone observes you or competes with you? HSP, shorthand for “compassionate person,” describes 15 to 20 percent of the population.
Being sensitive is a typical trait–nothing defective about it. But you may not realize that because society rewards the outgoing personality and treats shyness and sensitivity as something to be overcome. According to author Elaine Aron (an HSP), sensitive people can sense subtleties, spot or avoid errors, concentrate, and delve deeply. This book helps HSPs understand their sensitive trait and impact on personal history, career, relationships, and inner life.
The book offers advice for typical problems. For example, you learn strategies for overarousal, overcoming social discomfort, being in love relationships, managing job challenges, and much more. The author covers a lot of material in an approachable style, using case studies, self-tests, and exercises to bring the information home. The book is essential for you if you are an HSP–you’ll learn much about yourself. It’s also useful for people in a relationship with an HSP. –Joan Price