by Elaine N. Aron, Ph.D.

“According to Dr. Aron’s definition, the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) has a sensitive nervous system, is aware of subtleties in his/her surroundings, and is more easily overwhelmed when in a highly stimulating environment. “ 

I’ve only recently; as I’ve learnt more about myself in depth, discovered how extremely sensitive I am to caffeine, food, noise, people’s moods and the mood of my immediate environment, amongst other things.

I’ve always thought this was due to other things but I see the difference in me to the rest of my family, although I wouldn’t be surprised if there are some others in my family that are too.

On reflection over my past, I can see how over time I’ve developed strategies to cope with this; some good but some not-so-good long-term, yet helpful at the time. 

This book was great in reaffirming what I’ve already discovered of myself and filling in bits I’ve missed.