The Highly Sensitive Person:
How To Thrive When The World Overwhelms You
by Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D.
What is a Highly Sensitive Person?
“Shy people fear being judged or rejected, whereas highly sensitive people have a keen awareness of their environment, frequently becoming overstimulated by it.”
“If you are easily overwhelmed by noise, chaos, and emotions; perform poorly when being observed; and require time alone each day as much as you need food and water, there is no need to worry; recent research shows your heightened sensitivity can do you more good than harm.”
How can The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine Aron help?
“It is the first book that helps readers to identify their highly sensitive trait and to make the most of it.”
-Counseling and Human Development
“Aron combines self-tests with useful, nonclichéd advice on stress control and provocative descriptions of research on how people become HSPs.”
“At book signings, people have come up to her [Elaine Aron] and said, ‘You’ve saved my life.'”
-San Francisco Chronicle
“[Aron’s] book is not a fly-by-night, self-help tome, but instead a serious, five-year effort to explore a subject on which little has been done.”
“This book is a valuable resource for the HSP, as well as those who are trying to understand the HSP.”
-The New Times (Seattle)
“This innovative psychologist has figured out that the extreme reactivity of a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) can be a good thing. This comes as a relief to people like me – and probably you, too.”
-Pathways (Washington, D.C.)