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The Highly Sensitive Man

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Although there were interesting facts and data about highly sensitivity in men, the book is mostly written for anyone who suspects they could have HS. The repetition of words made it even harder to catch my atention, although the author has a good style this one aspect put aside.
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When it is hot as heck outside and there is nothing cool to do but reading as everything else makes you end up a sweaty mess, it is the perfect day for a speed reader.

I received a temporary digital Advance Reader Copy of this book from #NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  

From the publisher, as I do not repeat the contents or story of books in reviews, I let them do it as they do it better than I do 😸.
			

Highly sensitive people think deeply, empathize instinctively, and behave in an ethical way that benefits everyone. Today, with the negative effects of “toxic masculinity” and aggressive behaviour in evidence all around us, we need highly sensitive people—especially men—more than ever. Yet for men, in particular, being highly sensitive brings distinct challenges, such as gender stereotypes that portray them as too emotional or not “manly” enough.
 
Cognitive behavioural psychotherapist Tom Falkenstein offers the first psychological guide that specifically addresses highly sensitive men and those who care about them and explores the unique advantages and obstacles they face. Drawing from his training with a pioneer in the field Dr Elaine Aron, and his own groundbreaking work, Falkenstein incorporates the most 
up-to-date research on high sensitivity—what it is and isn’t—how it relates to male identity and provides one-of-a-kind advice and practical tools, including:
 
·                     Self-assessment tests to measure high sensitivity
·                     Strategies to cope with overstimulation and intense emotions
·                     Exercises that enhance relaxation, mindfulness, and acceptance
·                     Advice on self-care and self-compassion 
·                     Techniques to deal with situations that highly sensitive people often find difficult
·                     Interviews with men who have learned to live well with high sensitivity
·                     Insights into the key role that highly sensitive men have to play in today’s world
 
Including an illuminating conversation with Dr Aron, The Highly Sensitive Man is an invaluable book that will help redefine masculinity and reveal how high sensitivity can enrich men’s lives, their communities, and the lives of those who love them.

Okay, I finally "get" the one (loser) I dated at university - he was beyond highly sensitive but made up for it with rage, violence, ridiculous expectations and a cheesy porn-star moustache.  While I was reading this book I was watching my husband out the side of my eye as I recognize that he is highly sensitive but in a good way. 

Whether you are the man in question or someone in your life is, this is a very good self-help book. I am not a huge reader or fan of self-help books but my patrons are so this book will be recommended and perhaps discussed in a workshop or book club setting. "Toxic Masculinity" is so common these days (it's even all over "The Bachelorette" and "Bachelor in Paradise" if those are your guilty pleasures) and I hear a lot of women stating that we need a change.  This is the book to read in regards to that - it is smart and evidence that we need more sensitive men in our lives!
			
As always, I try to find a reason to not rate with stars as I love emojis (outside of their incessant use by "Social Influencer Millennials" on Instagram and Twitter) so let's give it 👨👨👨👨👨			
			
p.s. -- I don't like either cover of the book available.
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