154: The Hidden Power Of Being A HIGHLY SENSITIVE PERSON with Jenn Granneman

Everyone has a sensitive side, but nearly one in three people have the genes to be more sensitive than others, both physically and emotionally. They tend to be big hearted, creative, and wired to go deep. Yet society tells them to hide the very sensitivity that makes them this way.

Today’s guest is Jenn Granneman, author of the new book SENSITIVE: The Hidden Power of the Highly Sensitive Person in a Loud, Fast, Too-Much World

In this episode, we talk about:

  • What it actually means to be a sensitive person and a highly sensitive person
  • How to navigate the world on whatever level of the sensitivity spectrum you fall on
  • The (genius!!) word Jenn suggests to describe “sensitive,” especially when explaining your sensitivity to others
  • How to avoid feeling bitter about others’ lack of sensitivity
  • How to pre-manage events you know will be harder on your sensitivity (ie parties or a day at the office)
  • Why certain self-care practices might work the opposite way you intend them to work for sensitive people, and why some might actually work way better and more efficiently
  • and so much more!!

Take notes, pass this along to another highly sensitive (or as I call it, spongy) person in your life, or maybe even give it to a loved one to help them understand your own sensitivity.


Jenn Granneman is the founder of the world’s largest online community for introverts, Introvert Dear, and the cofounder of Highly Sensitive Refuge. An educator, journalist, and the author of The Secret Lives of Introverts, she has been featured in HuffPost, the Washington Post, the BBC, Oprah Daily, Buzzfeed, Glamour, and more.


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