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3.471 out of 53.471 out of 53.471 out of 53.471 out of 53.471 out of 5 3.47 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elaine N. Aron Narrator: Barbara Caruso Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 1996 ISBN: 9781436182911
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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

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Quotes & Awards

  • “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

  • A #1 San Francisco Chronicle Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maureen | 4/2/2011

    " Scary, how did you get in my brain? "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Awehla | 4/1/2011

    " If you are a HSP and like self help books you'll enjoy it. Best to do the online self test first before reading this. It's amazing how much this book explains about why you are like you are if you are a HSP. But it won't change your life or anything. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adriane | 3/15/2011

    " Took a lot of way from this book. Skipped through a few pages or chapters which I didn't feel were relevent to my sitatuion.

    Sheds a lot of insight on HSP and how to appreciate it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sharon | 2/6/2011

    " friend gave it to me and I was surprised to see some of my traits match being highly sensitive "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michigankim | 1/8/2011

    " This book was life-changing for me, as I saw myself on every page. Dr. Aron gave me permission to see myself as gifted rather than flawed, something I've always struggled with. I refer back to my many highlights in this book often. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 12/26/2010

    " Finally, a self-help book that is truly helpful! I'm usually skeptical of such things, but Aron's work is well-grounded in research and makes so much sense. I suppose I always knew I was highly sensitive, but it was nice to have that verified and to feel embraced instead of rejected because of it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sarah | 12/6/2010

    " I endorse the concept, just not the execution of this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 11/13/2010

    " Made sense of so many things about myself. Never knew they were all related. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 10/22/2010

    " I didn't think Aron's writing skills were great in this book, but I really enjoyed the overall concept. I think her Highly Sensitive Child book was better written and also more useful overall - not just for my sensitive child but for me personally as well. "

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About the Author

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.

About the Narrator

Barbara Caruso, winner of twenty-two Earphones Awards for narration, 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. She has won twenty-two AudioFile Earphones Awards.