Differential Susceptibility in Highly Sensitive Children

In advance of the new documentary movie, Sensitive – The Untold Story’s premier on Sept. 10th at the Legion of Honor Museum in San Francisco they have released this wonderful short video discussing a concept known as differential susceptibility, which will be of special interest to those of us whose childhoods were traumatic, abusive, or neglectful.

In my new book, Thrive: The Highly Sensitive Person and Career I devote an entire chapter to the influence our childhoods leave on us.  In fact, it is so important that I ranked my first three chapters (empathy, childhood’s influence, and self-care) in order of importance, with childhood’s influence occupying a second spot only to the experience of empathy.


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