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Sense and Sensitivity: Why Highly Sensitive People Are Wired for Wonder

Deborah Ward

8 Reviews

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Self-help & personal development

Are you - or do you think you might be - a Highly Sensitive Person? Sense and Sensitivity will help you embrace your natural abilities, reach your potential, and live the life you deserve.

"If you're an HSP, Deborah Ward is the friend who finally 'gets' it..." - Jenn Granneman, co-founder of, author of The Secret Lives of Introverts

Are you a Highly Sensitive Person? If so, you probably find the world to be an overwhelming place. You may struggle with loud, bright or busy situations; your senses are frequently over-stimulated, and you may be a true empath, feeling the pain of others deeply, putting the needs of those around you above your own.

In this blend of memoir, scientific research and practical guide, Deborah Ward - author of the popular blog 'Sense and Sensitivity' (Psychology Today) - shares her journey as an HSP from childhood to adulthood. Through her experiences with over-stimulation, work, socializing, relationships and self-discovery, she uncovers the joys of sensitivity, including intellectual curiosity, empathy, compassion and creativity. Each chapter includes a list of practical suggestions that will inform, console, reassure and inspire you, helping you to better understand who you are and what you need to thrive as an HSP.

It is not your destiny to live quietly, hiding in fear; nor is it your duty to try to act like everyone else. Being highly sensitive can be challenging, but it is also a gift; it is your gift.

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Praise for Sense and Sensitivity: Why Highly Sensitive People Are Wired for Wonder

  • "a helpful and clearly written guide to coping with High Sensitivity... I came away feeling enlightened and heartened"

  • "A fascinating and inspiring read."

  • "A frank, wise and honest book... You'll feel uplifted and empowered after reading it." - Truity Psychometrics

  • This book makes one want to hug the word 'sensitive' to one's breast and never let it go. - National Centre for High Sensitivity CIC

  • "A valuable book for highly sensitive people and those close to them... highly readable"

  • "an excellent resource for anyone who wants to deepen their understanding of what it means to be an HSP, either for themselves or for the HSP in their life."

  • "To be sensitive is not the same thing as to be weak: books like this let us know that there are all kinds of normal."

  • "There is something for everyone in this book... Easy and enjoyable to read, thanks to the personal growth shared by Deborah about her own journey to empowerment as a highly sensitive person."

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