On Being a Sensitive Man is the follow-up companion volume to Confessions of a Sensitive Man. It was written to provide strategies and tools for highly sensitive men to help them navigate their lives. The book discusses correct mindset, how to expand the comfort zone, dealing with change and strong emotions, right livelihood, calm the mind, and move towards self-acceptance. The book concludes with how highly sensitive men can be an impactful force in helping to change the role men can play in a troubled and complex world.
The book encourages Highly Sensitive Males to stand up for their sensitivity and the gifts associated with the trait. By developing a healthy mindset, HSP (highly sensitive person) men can exert influence in a world that is often insensitive to the needs of others. When HSP males can confidently accept the trait, they can walk with a correct flow for their nature. Learning to expand, not abandon, the HSP comfort zone will enable sensitive men to grow personally and socially. Recognizing that change is a necessary prerequisite for life helps HSP males boldly move forward.
The book discusses the need for picking the right livelihood and workplace to thrive. Because the environment is so important to HSPs, the need to be in the right place is paramount to happiness and flourishing. In addition, HSPs must learn to calm the mind and train their sensitive brains for resilience to aid the journey. All of this leads to a place of self-acceptance—an ideal place for HSPs to share the evolutionary assistance they can provide for a turbulent world.
Lastly, the book looks at our current definitions of masculinity and the need to discuss what is working and what is toxic. There is a place at the table for highly sensitive men, and they can intuitively bring insights into guiding men to a more humane view of what all men can be.