Elaine N. Aron, PhD, is the best-selling author of The Highly Sensitive Person and The Highly Sensitive Person's Workbook. In writing about the highly sensitive person, Aron has the unique perspective of being not only a psychologist, but a highly sensitive person herself.
Aron is a research psychologist at the State University of New York, Stony Brook, and is in private practice in San Francisco and Santa Cruz, Calif. She has published numerous books and articles about inherited temperament and interpersonal relationships.
Aron is a member of the American Psychological Association, the International Network on Personal Relationships, and the International Society for the Study of Personal Relationships. After graduating Phi Beta Kappa from the University of California, Berkeley, she continued her education at York University in Toronto and Pacifica Graduate Institute, from which she received her master's degree and doctorate, respectively. Aron has also trained at the Jung Institute in San Francisco. She splits her time between New York and San Francisco with her husband, Art.