People who are highly sensitive often feel different, alone, or like theres something wrong with them. Listen to highly sensitive person by elaine aron at. Being a highly sensitive person has both advantages and disadvantages. The popular terms hypersensitivity or highly sensitive are popular synonyms for the scientific concept of sps. Women love to be friends with male hsps, but want to date and marry nonhsps. 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. Jan 01, 1996 after reading this book, i was much more comfortable describing what works for me because i fit being a highly sensitive person. If felt that finally there was a book and a name for the cluster of many of my traits. Take the highly sensitive person quiz sensitive and strong. Aron to create the highly sensitive person s workbook, designed to honor that longignored, trampledon. Aug 30, 2016 find out if you or someone you know are highly sensitive. It focuses on the many challenges of being an hsp with a focus on making participation in the world easier and more joyful. You may be surprised to learn that high sensitivity is not a weakness, but a source of tremendous yet often unrecognized strengths.
Buy the paperback book the highly sensitive person. Dec 31, 2017 people who are highly sensitive often feel different, alone, or like theres something wrong with them. Through selfassessment tests and techniques, aron shows listeners how to identify their own personality traits. The highly sensitive persons workbook, book by elaine n. According to some researchers, highly sensitive people are about one fifth of the population. This remarkable book gives a fresh perspective, a sigh of relief, and a good sense of where we belong in society. They process sensory data much more deeply and thoroughly because their nervous systems are biologically different. Being a highly sensitive person doesnt mean you have a disorder that needs to be fixed. Tools for helpful souls especially for highly sensitive people who provide help either on a professional or private level. How to thrive when the world overwhelms you 6th printing by elaine n. Aron and colleagues as well as other researchers, highly sensitive people, which would represent about a fifth of the population, process sensory data much more deeply and thoroughly due to a biological difference in.
Although there are many positive aspects of being a sensitive person. Elaine arons book the highly sensitive person was published in 1996. The highly sensitive persons workbook somatic psychotherapy. Arons groundbreaking research on temperament and intimacy, the highly sensitive person in love offers practical help for highly sensitive people seeking happier, healthier romantic relationships. Highly sensitive person 24 signs of a highly sensitive person highly sensitive people often feel too much and feel too deep. This exceptional book can lead to remarkable results for many who suffer from constant stress and anxiety. Elaine aron phd, the highly sensitive person, birch lane press, new york, 1996 the highly sensitive person is written by elaine aron, an hsp who truly understands sensitivity. Highly sensitive people sometimes forget to focus on themselves. In our humble opinion, the highly sensitive person is an astonishing book that lifts the veils on the behavior of a certain group of people. A national bestseller in hardcover, this groundbreaking book identifies and defines a whole new personality type and shows readers how to overcome the limitations and maximize the strengths of this common trait. A simple test will show if you are a highly sensitive person. Aron is a highly sensitive person herself who has a masters degree in clinical psychology, as well as a doctorate.
Aron to create the highly sensitive persons workbook, designed to honor that longignored, trampledon. Free shipping and pickup in store on eligible orders. In subsequent chapters, aron addresses the hsp directly, explaining what it. The original book, this is a general introduction and covers every aspect of an.
It can be read in conjunction with her more narrative bookthe chapter headings matchor without it. Chapter five gives insight of how high sensitivity affects nonintimate social. Her balanced presentation suggests new paths for making sensitivity a blessing, not a handicap. She divides her time between san francisco and new york. Included are titles by elaine aron, sharon barnes, judith orloff, heather dominick, julie bjelland, ted zeff, cliff harwin, laurie helgoe, susan cain, michaela. The first of a series of books on highly sensitive people hsps for short. I feel like a lifetime of shame and humiliation, and not knowing how to explain whats. I wanted to learn more, so i looked up the book which started it all. Aug 10, 2017 it can be really challenging being a highly sensitive person in the extrovertcentric, busybody world we live in. If you have read elaine arons original book the highly sensitive person and have determined that you are definitely an hsp, then the next logical step in personal development might be to buy this workbook especially if you find yourself struggling somewhat in your dealings with the world. What are the best low stress jobs for introverts and sensitive people. Buy a cheap copy of the highly sensitive person how to. But im already feeling like i have finally found hope. After reading this book, i was much more comfortable describing what works for me because i fit being a highly sensitive person.
Sensitive evolution promotes the self actualization of highly sensitive people. Apr 01, 2016 9 traits of a highly sensitive person you think deeply when life throws you a curveball, you retreat deep into your shell, thinking through every aspect of what transpired before taking any action. The highly sensitive person is elaine arons groundbreaking book. Challenges of highly sensitive people archives sensitive. A highly sensitive person may be an introvert, an extrovert, or somewhere in between.
Well, you got it all wrong if you think highly of yourself and feel like being a lumberjack excludes you from absorbing the utility of this book. It simply means that you process sensory data more deeply. There were a few helpful discussions of sensitivity and the differences between sensitive and nonsensitive people, but overall just ugh. 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. But somehow i just didnt get the structure of the whole book and the point of some chapters such as the one on medications. Sharon martin is a licensed psychotherapist and codependency expert practicing in san jose, ca. While i wasnt impressed with the highly sensitive person, both the highly sensitive person in love and this workbook by the same author have been extremely beneficial in helping me understand myself, my past, and how to navigate life going forward.
I am the author of the bestselling book emotional intelligence 2. Arons research on high sensitivity was the landmark book the highly sensitive person. From lowstress fighting to sensitive sexuality, the book offers a wealth of practical advice on making the most of all. Find out if you or someone you know are highly sensitive.
It can be really challenging being a highly sensitive person in the extrovertcentric, busybody world we live in. In these two books, aron is nonaccusing, gentle, encouraging, and not demanding. Thankfully, over the years, ive learned habits to cope and play on my strengths as a highly sensitive person, and im going to share them with you right now. Wish you a nice day or maybe evening if you are in europe or uk. The highly sensitive person in love the highly sensitive. Most of us feel overstimulated every once in a while, but for the highly sensitive person, its a way of life. Click the image above to download a printable pdf of the highly sensitive person quiz. The highly sensitive person and the highly sensitive. How to thrive when the world overwhelms you has been translated into 18 languages and has helped. National bestseller are you a highly sensitive person. Highly sensitive person simple english wikipedia, the. I liked the highly sensitive person so much that i bought and started reading the highly sensitive person in love.
No way, says depth psychologist elaine aron, bestselling author of the highly sensitive person. So far ive read somewhere around the first 150 pages and read a part of other chapters. Elaine sees the success of the highly sensitive person as cause for celebration. We highly sensitive people have gifts and aptitudes unavailable to the person who is. This guide explores what high sensitivity is, and almost more importantly, what it is not. Does this book, or any other source, have advice about how to get the people around. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders. People tell you that you overreact, but you just process things on a deep level. She has researched the subject using hundreds of detailed interviews with hsps. The book says we are 15 this book describes me very well. Apr 25, 2016 being a highly sensitive person doesnt make you less of an entrepreneur. This book will teach you quite a bit about whats been uncovered by solid. In 1997 elaine and arthur aron formally identified sensory processing sensitivity sps as the defining trait of highly sensitive persons hsps. In this book, aron explains how an estimated 1520% of the population is more sensitive, as a result of which they often find the world quite overstimulating.
A highly sensitive person has a highly sensitive nervous system. Weve done it ourselves, almost entirely by wordofmouth. If youre not able to download and print the highly sensitive person quiz pdf above. The author of the highly sensitive person, she is widely published in academic journals and conducts workshops for hsps around the country. Nonhsps instead become more understanding of others in highly. The first time i heard the term highly sensitive person as a personality designation, i felt it sounded like me.
If you find yourself as a highly sensitive person, i highly recommend that you read this summary and then the book. Elaine aron, a clinical psychologist and workshop leader and the bestselling author of the highly sensitive person. Jul 08, 2018 home blog what makes a highly sensitive person. Because of this, you feel things on an entirely different level than your less sensitive peers. Highly sensitive person wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Six researchbased books about high sensitivity, relationships and selfesteem by elaine aron. If your answers are yes, you may be a highly sensitive person hsp. Finally, i am very proud of the chapter on love and spirituality, even though my. As many men as women are born sensitive, but the stereotype is that women are sensitive, real men are not. One goal of the highly sensitive person in love is to help hsp women realize their mistake and hsp men to feel less to blame for their situation.
High sensitivity is a trait shared by 20 percent of the population, according to dr. The highly sensitive person is an indepth look at characteristics that define sensitivity. If you answer true to fourteen or more of the questions on the selftest at the end of this preface, or if the detailed description in chapter 1 seems to fit you really the best test, then you are a very special type of human being, a highly sensitive person which hereafter well call an hsp. Zimbardo, author of shyness enlightening and empowering, this book is a wonderful gift to us all. Books, information, selftests, events and research. They are said to have a high sensitivity or innate sensitiveness as carl gustav jung originally called it according to some researchers, highly sensitive people are about one fifth of the population. Aron and colleagues as well as other researchers, highly sensitive people, which would represent about a fifth of the population, process sensory data much more deeply and thoroughly due to a. A highly sensitive person hsp is very easily affected by things. Jun 15, 2017 most of us feel overstimulated every once in a while, but for the highly sensitive person, its a way of life. Highly sensitive people has newly been released in spanish and romanian. Being a highly sensitive person doesnt make you less of an entrepreneur. Third, for over thirty years ive been an hsp married to a nonhspsome of it pretty. When i speak with people who lack empathic skills, i help them practice by asking, how do.
The highly sensitive parent, the highly sensitive person in love, the highly sensitive child, and psychotherapy and the highly sensitive person. The book includes absolute gems of experiences as well as rigorous information about statistical studies, psychological theories and brain chemicals. Its a trait which is probably inherited, and it means that. Highly sensitive person simple english wikipedia, the free. Books, products and programs for highly sensitive people. The book is a fabulous addition to the highly sensitive person books. We highly sensitive people have gifts and aptitudes unavailable to the person who is oblivious to the fly that just landed on his eggs and. Highly sensitive people are real, we exist, and weve proven it. And not surprisingly, since we are 15 to 20 percent of the population thats fifty million in the united states. How to thrive as the highly sensitive person book summary. Conversation starters since its original publication in 1996, dr. Youre aware of the subtleties in your surroundings.
It means that you feel emotions in a different way, but you can use that to your advantage. You are easily overwhelmed in highly stimulating environments. They are said to have a high sensitivity or innate sensitiveness as carl gustav jung originally called it. You are intuitive, and you like to dig deep down to figure things out. Three appendices provide the hsp scale, a summary of the extensive research on this. When i read the chapter on the highly sensitive in reading people, i knew for sure that was me. Books, products and programs for highly sensitive people educational and selfhelp material to support your personal growth, creativity and thriving life as a highly sensitive person. The highly sensitive person the highly sensitive person. The best way to start with the summary of the book is a simple personality test that roughly shows how sensitive you are. In our western culture though, it tends to be interpreted more negatively.
A highly sensitive person hsp is a person having the innate trait of high sensitivity or innate sensitiveness as carl gustav jung originally coined it. Arons explanations are easy to understand and the book contains many real stories of highly sensitive people. Highly sensitive people support network home facebook. The highly sensitive person elaine arons perceptive analysis of this fundamental dimension of human nature is must reading.34 1089 569 798 500 368 723 828 1420 1413 449 1538 1548 248 484 1307 379 733 107 1185 868 243 321 1478 517 1157 92 541 819 691 438 174 1185 211 1248 1412