The Highly Sensitive Person:

How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You

A #1 San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller

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 over-arousal

•  Information on medications and when to seek help

•  Techniques to enrich the soul and spirit

Editorial Reviews

“This remarkable book…gives a fresh perspective, a sigh of relief, and a good 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 of human nature is must reading. Her balanced presentation suggests new paths for making a sensitivity a blessing, not a handicap.”

Philip Zimbardo, PhD, author of Shyness: What It Is, What to Do About It

Author Biography

Elaine N. Aron is the bestselling author of The Highly Sensitive Person and its companion books, The Highly Sensitive Person’s Workbook, The Highly Sensitive Person in Love, and The Highly Sensitive Child. Dr. Aron graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley. She earned her MA at York University in Toronto and her PhD at Pacifica Graduate Institute, Santa Monica. Dr. Aron has also been published widely in academic journals and online publications, including the Huffington Post and WebMD. She divides her time between New York and San Francisco, where she maintains a psychotherapy practice.

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Reader Biography

Barbara Caruso is an accomplished actress and critically acclaimed audiobook narrator. A graduate of London’s prestigious Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, she was a featured player in the Royal Shakespeare Company. She has played starring roles on Broadway and in theaters across the country. She won the Alexander Scourby Reader of the Year Award for her performances of young adult fiction, and has more than one hundred audiobook narrations to her credit.

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