128 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
On Being an Introvert or Highly Sensitive Person
A Guide to Boundaries, Joy, and Meaning
By Ilse Sand
Jessica Kingsley Publishers
In a culture that ranks sociability and extroversion above the introverted traits of deep thinking and being alone, Ilse Sand shows how to find joy and meaning as an introvert or highly sensitive person. She debates whether these traits are caused by nature or nurture, and shows how someone like this can organize their life to be content. She also describes the introverted personality type and the highly sensitive trait, highlighting the strengths that come with these characteristics, such as good listening skills and a rich imagination, and suggests ways to overcome the negatives, such as the need to avoid overstimulation and over-critical thinking. The advice and instructions are also applicable to people who are temporarily in a sensitive situation - for example, because of stress, trauma, or burn-out. Also included are advice from other introverts or highly introverted people and two self-tests for sensitive and introverted traits. This book gives readers a deeper understanding of introversion and high sensitivity and gives those with these personality types greater faith and courage in their own talents.
Ilse Sand is trained in several psychotherapeutic approaches and is registered with the Association for Psychotherapy in Denmark. For several years she was a parish priest in the Danish National Church and now works as a supervisor, trainer, speaker, and therapist. See more at highlysensitive-hsp.com.
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