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Highly Sensitive People in an Insensitive World

Highly Sensitive People in an Insensitive World

How to Create a Happy Life

Ilse Sand

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What does it mean to be a highly sensitive person? How is it different from introversion, or shyness? And what unique advantages does high sensitivity have to offer? Ilse Sand answers all these questions and encourages other highly sensitive people to ride out the lows and embrace the creativity and highs of being highly sensitive.
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Paperback / softback
2016, 7.80in x 5.20in / 198mm x 132mm, 160pp
ISBN: 9781785920660
2016, ePUB, 160pp
ISBN: 978-1-78450-324-6
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In today's fast-paced, increasingly public society, we are expected to be resilient, to have the energy to manage a packed work schedule, social calendar, and a large network of friends, both online and offline, day and night. If you find yourself struggling to live up to, or even enjoy, these non-stop social expectations, then this book is for you.

Written for highly sensitive people, the book explains the characteristics of being highly sensitive and how to overcome common difficulties, such as low self-esteem and the exhausting effects of socialising. Ilse Sand also encourages you to explore and appreciate the advantages of high sensitivity, including your aptitude for depth, intensity and presence, and suggests activities to calm and inspire.


'This book will be a go-to resource that I will be recommending to all the HSPs I work with; whether they are just discovering what it means or if they've been aware for a while. It provides a perfect balance of inspiration, research, and encouragement for those of us wanting to better understand our trait so that we can be more effective and positively impactful in our own lives and the lives of those around us.'
- Andy Mort, Songwriter and founder of, a website dedicated to inspiring and encouraging creative introverts and HSPs

'A book written for HSPs addressing the various facts, joys and challenges of an innate trait. Particularly useful for sensitive people whose anxiety has made it difficult to fully be present in the world or who are struggling to overcome historical obstacles and reach their potential.'
- Barbara Allen-Williams, Founder, National Centre for High Sensitivity UK (

'Mental health trainer Sand has developed a number of psychotherapeutic approaches to mental health in Denmark and now turns her attention to the introverted "delicate soul." Her research finds that highly sensitive people often feel overstimulated, have a rich inner life, are easily affected by the moods of others, and are so conscientious that they tend to feel responsible for the actions of those around them. Sand not only helps these individuals deal with the guilt and anger they often feel but also encourages them to appreciate the gifts (e.g., aptitude of depth, intensity, and presence) that they bring to social interaction. VERDICT This work offers affirmation and support for those with acutely impressionable personalities.'
- Library Journal


By (author): Ilse Sand
Translated by: Elisabeth Svanholmer