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The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine N. Aron
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Oct 15, 2012

it was amazing
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Read from January 03, 2011 to October 15, 2012

It's a godsend. So nice to know why I am the way I am after a lifetime of "loved ones" telling me I needed to be less shy, have more confidence (that's real doable when someone constantly criticizes your inborn characteristics), be more outgoing, worry less, am too thin-skinned, take everything personally (duh, I do take it personally when I'm being attacked), and my favorite, "You are just like your father!". I am just like my father, it's an inherited trait and he's one of my favorite people. Also nice to know why I'm irritable when I'm too hot or too cold, my bangs are in my eyes, socks are too tight, how I know right away if I will get along with someone the first time we speak, why I never answer the phone and avoid speaking on the phone, why I mistrust and question religion and authority figures, and strangely enough why Benedryl not only makes me tired but paranoid and moody. Weird. But at least now I know that I am not. So liberating!!
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message 1: by K. (new) - rated it 5 stars

K. Felt exactly the same way... though I'm still learning more about self acceptance... :)


Jasmine I can relate to your post so much!


message 3: by Becc (new) - added it

Becc :o This book explains all of those things?


message 4: by Paula (new) - added it

Paula I also can relate to your post so much so it brought tears to my eyes!


Farrah Pope That sounds just like me! I must read this...


message 6: by Colleen (new) - added it

Colleen OMG - Me Too!!! Can't wait to read the book


message 7: by Sayali (new) - added it

Sayali Dandekar So sensitivity means a genetic inherited trait?

How many percentage is genetic and how many depends on environment?


Stephen A. Bryant I feel exactly the same way. Now I finally have found self-acceptance knowing I am perfectly fine just the way I am. After 52 years on this beautiful planet, I am proud to say that I am an HSP!


message 9: by Mildred (new) - added it

Mildred Mutematsaka You literally just described my life.


message 10: by Phyu (new) - added it

Phyu Thwel I'm relieved to know i'm not the only one who feel like this.. Lol
I'll def read this book!


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