We recommend this…
if you tend to get called “too sensitive” (or hide your true thoughts and feelings to avoid this) or you notice all sorts of things other people don’t and perhaps get drained, rattled, baffled or irritated as a result.
A quick summary
Sensitivity, in psychology research, is about the nervous system and the way different minds process information. It’s not a question of moral fibre or fortitude. The Highly Sensitive Man by Cognitive Behavioural psychotherapist Tom Falkenstein sets out what it is (and is not), and provides practical strategies for making the most of your high sensitivity as a man. It will help you see all the positive aspects of high sensitivity, and avoid the pitfalls. We really strongly recommend this if you think you may be highly sensitive – if you’re not sure if this applies to you, click here to try a quick self-assessment checklist on researcher Elaine Aron’s website