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If you are a highly sensitive person (HSP), you have many of the traits that make a great leader or innovator: You are emotionally intelligent, organized, passionate and a creative problem solver. However, you also face real challenges such as emotional flooding, exhaustion and struggling with criticism. Melody Wilding, a professor of human behavior and herself highly sensitive, explains how you can harness your strengths and overcome your weaknesses as an HSP to become happier and more successful. getAbstract recommends this article to any sensitive people looking to improve their career performance or manage stress, as well as anyone hoping to offer HSPs support.

In this summary, you will learn

  • What positive traits Highly Sensitive People (HSPs) bring to the workplace;
  • How, as an HSP, you can cope with challenges you face at work; and
  • How you can support the HSP co-workers and loved ones in your life.

About the Author

Melody Wilding is a professor of human behavior at CUNY Hunter College and works as a life coach. She writes about human psychology for a variety of publications.



Roughly 20% of of the population are Highly Sensitive People (HSPs). Though being “empathic” and “thoughtful” may not be the first thing you associate with a great leader, HSPs excel in leadership positions for several reasons:

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