Welcome to your Highly Sensitive Person

This questionnaire by Cheri Gregory on Sensitive and Strong is just 20 quick multiple choice questions - you answer each by circling the choice that most applies to you.

Note: This quiz is for informational and educational purposes only. It is not an instrument of medical or psychological diagnosis and is not a substitute for medical and/or psychological advice  given by a trained, licensed practitioner.

You’ll find the Highly Sensitive Person quiz developed by Elaine Aron via empirical research at http://hsperson.com/test/highly-sensitive-test/

1 — How do your own emotions effect you?

2 — How do you respond to sudden change of plans?

3 — Scents and smells — i.e. perfumes, air fresheners, fabric softeners

4 — I feel like something is different and/or wrong with me.

5 — What do you do after you’ve made a mistake?

6 — I’ve been told, “You’re just too sensitive!”

7 — Repetitive noises — i.e. faucet dripping, pen tapping, cricket chirping —

8 — As a child, I was called a “cry baby” and/or a “drama queen”

9 — How do other people’s emotions effect you?

10 — Uncomfortable textures — i.e. itchy sweater, scratchy tag

11 — How much time does it take you to process new information?

12 — How do you react to unexpected loud noises?

13 — Reflecting deeply is…

14 — I’ve been asked, “Why do you take things so personally!”

15 — How do violent and/or horror movies impact you?

16 — When I learn about a tragedy occurring somewhere else in the world

17 — I’ve been told that I over-think things.

18 — Art, music, drama, and/or beauty …

19 — I am moved to tears.

20 — The world inside me seems more real than the world around me.

21 — In describing my intensity level, I’d say that…

22 — What started as playful banter can suddenly feel like bullying to me.

23 — Do you tend to perform better with a live audience or during solo practice?

24 — When I start feeling overwhelmed, I need to take a break — preferably by myself, in a quiet room, with low lighting.

25 — Caffeine and/or hunger…

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