Making Work Work for the Highly Sensitive Person
A practical guide to coping at work
Making Work Work for the Highly Sensitive Person builds on Elaine Aron's groundbreaking bestseller The Highly Sensitive Person.
This new book, which includes a Foreword by Aron, gives highly sensitive persons (HSPs) strategies to build confidence, combat stress, and find work that is emotionally, financially, and creatively rewarding...more
When I was in grad school ...more
I'd actually read this book when it was first published, and wanted to see how it was holding up. Libraries get in the fashionable habit of weeding things simply because they are "old" without bothering to check and see if the contents are still relevant. This is a horrible idea, and if your libray does it, you should be ashamed.
Based on the scientific research of Elaine Aron, Jaeger's book takes the concept of the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) and applies it ...more
BUT for anyone who is an HS ...more
A work environment can be very difficult for someone with SPS. I found this book extremely informative, encouraging, supportive, and directive. Even those who do not grapple with SPS can find the information on Drudgery jobs, Craft, and Calling helpful. ...more
People who are highly sensitive are often creative, intelligent and dedicated workers. But to be successful, they need to have work that they are passionate about and develop skills to build confidence, combat stress and the over-stimulation that comes with many workplaces.
This book can help anyone who is a highly sensitive person find out if their job is the right one for them, learn how ...more
“No book can tell you how to find your way: it can at best catalyze and awaken the way within you. You can paint by numbers, but you’ll never produce a masterpiece like that. A masterpiece requires the soul and inspiration of an artist. To paint the masterpiece of your life, you need more than forms and systems. You need a heroic commitment to your best self. Born in you ...more
If you feel drained and debilitated at work, or your work doesn't fulfill your creativity, you may be among the 20 percent of the population who are overwhelmed by job pressures. The Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) is often intelligent, imaginative, empathetic, and hyper-aware of surroundings. This sensitivity is part of being passionate about work. But it can also make being in the work force a painful trial.
Based on cutting-edge research and extensive interviews with hundreds ...more
Another small thing: I thought that the issue of class and financial mobility was not adequately addressed. The author advocates quitting unsatisfying jobs, but does not discuss options for those for whom this would not be feasible. Luckily I did not read this from that vantage point, but I still thought it would have been ...more