Sunday, June 5, 2016

Calling all HSPs

The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You


If life frequently gets to be too overwhelming and the answer seems to be crawling into a dark quiet cave and hiding, thank you should probably read this book.

15-20 percent of the population can be physically (case studies), chemically (blood tests), psychologically (interviews) proven to be more sensitive than others. This book describes why that's not always a bad thing (what? my quietness doesn't make me a freak?) and how to deal with the way you are, realize your limits and plan your life accordingly (meaning: party it up on Friday night but then be sure to schedule yourself some quiet down time Saturday).

Aron's writing is convincing and up building.  However, you'll find a bit too much "parent your broken child self", to make it entirely a light read. It actually ends up feeling like an emotional workshop of sorts. That being said I cried by page two because I felt like I was reading a book written about myself.

Sensitive, much?

1 comment:

  1. Once I finish 'Quiet', I'm reading this!! I've already bookmarked it online to buy ��