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The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine N. Aron
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Apr 23, 08

Read in April, 2008

Aron suggests that what we call shyness and fearfulness is really just a state of neurological over-stimulation caused by high sensitivity to surroundings. This high sensitivity is inborn and has many positive aspects such as increased intuition, empathy and creativity. Highly Sensitive People can learn strategies for dealing with over-stimulation, and they do best when they appreciate their unique sensitivity and take care of their sensitive mind/body by giving it plenty of rest and down time for reflection. I found this book to be an empowering re-framing of qualities considered weak and inferior (at least in Western American culture), and many of the insights seemed to jive with personal experience.


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Brian Very similar to what i think so far. Never heard / saw the sentence "jive with personal experience" before mind ;-)


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