Are You Highly Sensitive?

  • Does life overwhelm you?
  • Have you been accused of being too sensitive?
  • Do you go through life feeling like a human sponge who deeply takes in everything around you?
  • Are you acutely aware of and sensitive to the moods and problems of others?
  • Do you wonder why you feel agitated in a crowded environment?
  • Are you in need of a lot of alone time to decompress from your daily activities?

If so, you are not alone! In fact, you may be a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP). About 15-20% of the population are considered to be highly sensitive.

What is High Sensitivity?
According to Dr. Elaine Aron, being a Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) is an inherited trait that is characterized by an overactive nervous system. HSPs process and absorb more emotional and physical information than average, making them abnormally overwhelmed.

Being an HSP isn’t a flaw. It’s actually a genetic character trait that can be used to your advantage. Your sensitive nature equips you with important tools, such as intuition and creativity, the hunger for knowledge, and the quest to understand life on a deeper level.

Instead of feeling discouraged, you can learn to recognize and celebrate your high sensitivity as the beautiful and powerful gift that is!

Understanding High Sensitivity
The first step in thriving as an HSP is to recognize that you are one. My goal is to provide inspiration and information to highly sensitive people. I want to help you better understand the HSP trait and learn how to make the best use of your high sensitivity.

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About Cliff Harwin

cliffHarwinI’m Cliff Harwin. I’m an author, life coach, and was self-employed for over 35 years. In 2008, I founded The Highly Sensitive Publishing Company and published my first book, Making Sense of Your High Sensitivity. I also author the blog, Highly Sensitive Thoughts and have published digital products.

My company evolved from my love of and passion for personal growth information, as well as my desire to inspire others. As a highly sensitive person, an inherited character trait, I understand how not knowing about your sensitive nature can cause unnecessary pain and unhappiness. The sooner you gain self-knowledge, the faster you’ll be able to leverage your best qualities, while making allowances for your highly sensitive nature.

I write my information from a personal point of view. Through my extensive experience of being a husband, father, and business owner, you’ll gain a unique perspective of life. I do my best to focus on the positive aspects of high sensitivity and to provide advice for dealing with the challenges. I hope you can benefit from the lessons I have learned!

My goal is to start the conversation but not necessarily finish the discussion. I’m hoping that you will connect with me (and others) by commenting on my blog or by interacting with me on social media. It’s very affirming for HSPs to interact with like-minded people, and I expect that there is plenty I can learn from you too!

I reside in Missouri with my wife Linda and our two cats, Prissy and Charlie. Our daughter, Stephanie, is very successful in the Social Media Industry.

Making Sense of Your High Sensitivity

Making Sense of Your High Sensitivity Book Making Sense of Your High Sensitivity:
Discover, Develop and Maximize Your Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) Traits

Extensive research done by clinical psychologist, Elaine Aron, Ph.D., who has graciously provided the foreword for this book, indicates that 15-20% of the population is comprised of highly sensitive people.

A significant percentage of this 15-20% is not aware of this inherited character trait and the effect that is has on their lives.

Cliff Harwin, husband, father, business owner, and highly sensitive person has written about this subject from a personal perspective and will share with you the lessons that he has learned. He has provided a summary and thought provoking questions at the end of each chapter that help the reader gain more insight about themselves.

You will gain:

  • A deeper understanding of what it means to be a highly sensitive person.
  • A highly sensitive person friendly health care strategy to make better health care decisions.
  • Tips to make better career choices consistent with your highly sensitive nature.
  • Strategies to deal with resistance that keeps you stuck in life.
  • A road map to a happier life.
  • Extensive resources especially for highly sensitive people.

This book will positively affect the way you live, behave, and help you feel at peace with your highly sensitive nature. Gain inspiration and information from a source that you will refer to again and again. View on Amazon