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.
Preface. Introduction. 1. The characteristics of being highly sensitive. 2. High standards and low self-esteem. 3. How to organise your life according to your type. 4. How to benefit from you aptitude for relating to others and being present. 5. To face anger; your own and other's. 6. Guilt and shame. 7. Situations in life. 8. Mental health problems. 9. Developing and growing. 10. Researching the highly sensitive trait. 11. Epilogue - A gift for the highly sensitive. 12. List of ideas. 13. Test yourself - how sensitive are you?. 14. Literature. Acknowledgements.