An Investigation Into the Construct of the Highly Sensitive Person and the Personality Traits Which Make for an Effective Counsellor
Clarabut, Lisa M.
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The purpose of this Capstone Research Project is to explore the concept of the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) traits and to examine the personality traits that make for an effective counsellor. Any overlaps between the Highly Sensitive Person and effective counsellor traits will be identified when discovered in the research. To begin, the background of this topic as well as the significance and purpose of the paper will be offered. This will include a brief explanation about why this is an area of interest to me and how this research can be beneficial to the counselling field. This will be followed by some of the defining terms and examples of common personality traits, both generally and specifically to counsellors, and the traits of a Highly Sensitive Person. The literature review will include an analysis of effective counselling skills, an investigation into personality, and will conclude with an examination of the Highly Sensitive Person construct and scale. Chapter 3 will contain suggestions of practical tools that counsellors may choose to implement into their practice. This includes ideas for working with HSP clients and suggestions for counsellors who themselves might identify as a HSP. Finally, this project will conclude with a summary of the findings and suggestions for further research.