Sensitive: The Hidden Power of the Highly Sensitive Person in a Loud, Fast, Too-Much World

· Penguin Random House Audio · Narrated by Patty Nieman
3 reviews
7 hr 21 min
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About this audiobook

“This important book reframes the way we think about sensitivity—our own or someone else’s—and shines a light on the great power in being highly attuned to the world.”—Susan Cain, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Bittersweet and Quiet

A paradigm-shifting look at a long-undervalued yet hugely beneficial personality trait, from the creators of the world’s largest community for highly sensitive people

“Don’t be so sensitive!”

Everyone has a sensitive side, but nearly one in three people have the genes to be more sensitive than others—both physically and emotionally. These are the people who pause before speaking and think before acting; they tune in to subtle details and make connections that others miss. Whether introverted or extroverted, they tend to be bighearted, creative, and wired to go deep, yet society tells them to hide the very sensitivity that makes them this way. These are the world’s “highly sensitive people,” and Sensitive is the book that champions them.

From the creators of the world’s largest community for sensitive people, Sensitive teaches us how to unlock the potential in this undervalued strength and leverage it across the most important areas of our lives: friendships and intimate relationships, the workplace, leadership, and parenting. Through fascinating research and expert storytelling, Jenn Granneman and Andre Sólo—sensitive people themselves—show us that the way to thrive as a sensitive person is not to hide our sensitivity but to embrace it, and how to do that in every area of life. Weaving together actionable advice, relatable anecdotes, and the latest scientific research, Granneman and Sólo demonstrate how leaning into sensitivity unlocks a powerful boost effect to propel us ahead in life. They hand us the tools and insights we need to thrive as sensitive people in a loud, fast, too-much world.

A powerfully validating, destigmatizing, and practical book, Sensitive plants a gently fluttering flag in the ground for sensitive people everywhere. This inspiring book has the power to change, once and for all, how we see sensitive people—and how they see themselves.

Ratings and reviews

3 reviews
Rebecca Tiemeier
April 4, 2023
I've needed this validation my entire life. This book helped me learn WHY I experience the world differently. I feel seen, valued, and appreciated for my sensitive personality, thank you for writing this book.
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Joyce Binnie
April 21, 2023
Excellent presentation of the topic. The narrator has a very pleasant voice.
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About the author

Jenn Granneman and Andre Sólo are the force behind the world’s largest online communities for sensitive people and introverts, Sensitive Refuge and Introvert, Dear. Granneman is also the author of The Secret Lives of Introverts, and has been featured in HuffPost, The Washington Post, the BBC, Oprah Daily, BuzzFeed, Glamour, and more. Sólo has been featured in HuffPost, The Washington Post, Vogue, MSNBC, The Telegraph, and numerous podcasts. Both are regular contributors to Psychology Today and Forbes.

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