The highly sensitive person quiz at the end of this page was designed to give you an indication. It is not a diagnosis!

 As highly intelligent people are called highly gifted, highly sensitive people are called highly sensitive. High sensitivity is not a disorder but a recognized personality trait in which the nervous system and senses are more sensitive than usual. Elaine Aron is the founder of the concept of HSP.


What’s high-sensitivity?

It is well known that some people are more sensitive than others. People that are very sensitive are usually referred to as highly sensitive or hypersensitive.

These are people who usually react strongly to stimuli and can pick up on emotions quickly and easily. Highly Sensitive People also have highly developed empathic capabilities.

They are able to assess other people’s emotions accurately without too much thought.


People who are highly sensitive are often confused with people who are introverted. This can make it quite difficult for people who are highly sensitive to find out what is really going on and this often makes them feel misunderstood.

This is partly because in today’s day and age we live in a rushed world. A world in which emotions are often seen as weak and where being emotional is frowned upon…


Curious now? The highly sensitive person quiz was designed to give you an indication. It is not a diagnosis!

Answer the questions without too much thought. Allow your instinct to guide you through.

(Contact us here if you need more help, alternatively you can try Online Therapy if you think you may need it.)

 

So, are you a highly sensitive person?

Find out immediately:

 

  • Question of

    I’m aware of subtle signals in my environment.

    • Yes
    • No
    • Some signals.
  • Question of

    My mood is influenced by other people’s moods and emotions.

    • Yes
    • No
    • Sometimes.
  • Question of

    I feel like I am more sensitive to pain than most people.

    • Yes.
    • No.
    • Some pain.
  • Question of

    I become disconcerted when I have a lot to do in a short amount of time.

    • Yes.
    • No.
    • Sometimes.
  • Question of

    During busy days I need to withdraw and I need to take time to be by myself.

    • Yes.
    • No.
    • Sometimes.
  • Question of

    I notice that I am very sensitive to certain nutrients and/or additives.

    • Yes.
    • No.
    • Some nutrients and/or additives.
  • Question of

    I’m quickly overwhelmed by bright lights, loud noises, strong smells.

    • Yes.
    • No.
    • Sometimes.
  • Question of

    I have a rich and complex inner world of imagination and experience.

    • Yes.
    • No.
    • A little.
  • Question of

    I have a special bond with animals and nature.

    • Yes.
    • No.
    • Some animals/nature.
  • Question of

    I’m jumpy and I’m sensitive to anxiety.

    • Yes.
    • No.
    • Sometimes.
  • Question of

    In a busy environment with a lot of people, I quickly get overstimulated.

    • Yes.
    • No.
    • Sometimes.
  • Question of

    I’d rather not watch movies that contain horror, or violence.

    • Yes.
    • No.
    • I can watch some horror or violent movies.
  • Question of

    Any changes in my life I experience as profound.

    • Yes.
    • No.
    • Some changes.
  • Question of

    My senses are highly sensitive. (Hearing, seeing, smelling, feeling and tasting more than others.)

    • Yes.
    • No.
    • Some senses.
  • Question of

    I try my hardest to avoid situations that may upset me.

    • Yes.
    • No.
    • Sometimes.
  • Question of

    In my childhood, my teachers/caregivers/parents saw me as sensitive or shy.

    • Yes.
    • No.
    • Some of them.
  • Question of

    I can get sad, angry, down or tired for no apparent reason.

    • Yes
    • No
    • Sometimes.
  • Question of

    Competing with others makes me uncomfortable and unable to perform as good as I normally would.

    • Yes.
    • No.
    • It depends on who I am competing with or what I am competing about.
  • Question of

    I can’t perform my job optimally when someone is lurking over me.

    • Yes.
    • No.
    • It depends.
  • Question of

    Caffeine easily gives me the jitters.

    • Yes.
    • No.
    • Sometimes.
  • Question of

    I am a conscientious person.

    • Yes.
    • No.
    • Not always.
  • Question of

    I feel different than other people.

    • Yes.
    • No.
    • Sometimes.
  • Question of

    When I enter a room I can immediately sense the mood or what is going on.

    • Yes
    • No
    • Sometimes.
  • Question of

    I find it difficult to define my boundaries.

    • Yes.
    • No.
    • Sometimes.
  • Question of

    My intuition is very developed and strong.

    • Yes
    • No
    • A little bit.