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  • Written by: Elaine N. Aron
  • Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
  • Length: 9 hrs and 57 mins
  • 4.4 out of 5 stars (148 ratings)

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The Highly Sensitive Person

Written by: Elaine N. Aron
Narrated by: Barbara Caruso
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Publisher's Summary

Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D., 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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©1996 Elaine N. Aron (P)2004 Recorded Books,LLC

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Informative, but dry.

Some comforting advice, but mostly very clinical. Personally, I'm sure I buy into the concept.

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Good intro to understanding HSP

There were times when it felt like the authour was droning on but if you take the time and listen there are points when you find some very useful nuggets of information. To be honest it felt at times being an HSP sounded pretentious and very high maintenance but that may be the case for people who are very highly sensitive. There were times when I agreed with the story and point that was made. I'd like to re-read this book in digital format to go over anything I might of missed. This sort of audio book you must pay full attention to because it's easy to miss out on a lot points being made.

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  • Kay
  • 2023-08-05

Strict Mary Poppins

What’s with the narrator and sounding like a strict Mary Poppins? The books hold some interesting information

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  • HB
  • 2023-10-29

The word Aroused used way too much!

Decent book overall but her use of the word Aroused was not only way way too much but very unnecessary. So many other words to use and she literally said this word I think over 200 times

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Good material for sensitive people!

I really liked the material. It was a game changer and helps reframe my past.

I dislike the snooty sounding narrator and this book has way too many comments that encourage “spiritual paths” and theology. That’s a quick way to lose creditability with me.

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Loved it!

I recently found out that I am an HSP, I also experienced trauma as a child and this book has helped me understand myself.

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recommended to me

very helpful as my spouse is a highly sensitive person so it helps me to be empathic with our daily experiences. recommended to me by my therapist. great thing I found this.

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Finally!

listening to this book I feel less alone in the world. Great content for HSPs.

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Thank you for permission to exist exactly as I am.

Knowledge is power. We don’t know what we don’t know, so we must remain open to knowledge in all forms if we are to succeed in this harsh world. 27/27 Highly sensitive person here, dubbing this my new bible. I feel seen and validated. I feel like I have a right to exist on this planet. I feel more secure in what it means to be me. I feel less alien. I wish I could have been interviewed for this book. I wish this was mandatory reading for all children, for all involved in education and employment, for health care practitioners and family and friends, and everyone on this planet. I will suggest this book to literally anyone who will listen and I’ll never stop speaking highly about it. My life is forever changed because of the work in this book. I will be dedicating my life to helping other sensitive people feel seen and heard, validated, and encouraging everyone else to rethink the way they see and treat sensitive people. This information is vital and must be shared extensively and universally. Thank you Dr. Aron.

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  • Amy
  • 2023-10-12

Fantastic!

The narrator was the first voice I could bare compared to all the other boring monotone ones.

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