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Summary

Elaine N. Aron, PhD, is a world-renowned psychologist and speaker. The Highly Sensitive Person is an in-depth look at characteristics that define sensitivity. Through self-assessment tests and techniques, Aron shows listeners how to identify their own personality traits. This exceptional book can lead to remarkable results for many who suffer from constant stress and anxiety.

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©2020 Elaine N. Aron (P)2020 Recorded Books, Inc.

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Very revealing and enlightening!

After struggling with what I now know is an hsp condition since childhood, this book was a total revelation in revealing the source of my troubles. A weight lifted from my shoulders knowing I'm not alone and my perceived shortcomings aren't necessarily a weakness but can be a strength. My only criticism is that I didn't come away with any real strategy for overcoming the many challenges being an hsp presents, just a deep understanding of what being an hsp entails.

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One of my best reads yet

What a fine piece of work! It's great to know such detail of research and interest has gone into discovering and understanding people like myself. Dr Aron's book has greatly helped me to understand myself a lot better, and just changes things for me in such a positive way. Thank you!

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Patronising tone

I personally found the tone patronising and overly biased towards highly sensitive people.

Part of the research is based on anecdotal, personal stories and experience. There’s no meaningful to verify it and perhaps draw different conclusions.

I also was surprised and in many ways disappointed about the overwhelming amount of spirituality and religion.

Overall I would not recommend this book if you prefer an unbiased outlook based on evidence and facts.

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Workplaces need to read this!

At last! Some insight into HSPs. Fascinating, fun and frank. I enjoyed this book. Slight nasal tone to reader though (sorry HSP to sound).

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Warming and comprehensive look at hypersensitives

I quite enjoyed this book. As an HSP, I found it a reassuring and reaffirming voyage through many perspectives and angles. The author helped put the field on the map and her advice is precise and, of course, superbly researched - if at times a little wishy-washy and abstract - no doubt a harder look at cold evidence, for example, brain scans and the like, would have added a more scientific and beneficial stand point.

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Not convinced by the concept

Struggled with the frequent repetition of "arousal" and "trait" and the constant describing of hyper sensitivity like a super power. Not convinced by it being a binary thing as in you are or are not an HSP. Much of what is described sounds like introversion as opposed to something different.