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 On Being an Introvert or Highly Sensitive Person

On Being an Introvert or Highly Sensitive Person

A guide to boundaries, joy, and meaning

Ilse Sand

Quick Overview

What does it mean to be an introverted or highly sensitive person in our fast-paced, sociable world? Are these traits caused by nature or nurture? Ilse Sand answers these questions with sage advice and suggestions to help introverts face the challenges of jobs, parties and conflicts, whilst highlighting their strengths in imagination and thought.
2018, Paperback / softback, 7.76in x 5.12in / 197mm x 130mm, 144pp
ISBN: 9781785924859

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Description

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 organise their life to keep them content. The advice and instructions are also quite applicable to people who are temporarily or, for some other reason, in a sensitive situation - for example, because of stress, trauma, or burn-out.

It describes the introverted personality type and the highly sensitive trait, highlighting the strengths that come with it such as good listening skills and rich imagination, and suggests ways to overcome the negatives such as the need to avoid overstimulation and over-critical thinking.

Including 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.

Authors

By (author): Ilse Sand