Are You Highly Sensitive? Quiz compiled by Elaine Aron

Hi as I said in my last post, here is the quiz from Elaine Aron’s book as well as more information. Putting link to the last blog here.

Answer each question according to the way you feel. Answer false if it is not very true or not at all true for you.

  1. I seem to be aware of subtleties in my environment.
  2. Other peoples moods affect me.
  3. I tend to be very sensitive to pain.
  4. I find myself needing to withdraw during busy days, into bed or into a darkened rood or any place where I can have some privacy and relief from stimulation.
  5. I am particularly sensitive to the effects of caffeine.
  6. I am easily overwhelmed by things like bright lights, strong smells, coarse fabrics or sirens nearby.
  7. I have a rich, complex inner life.
  8. I am made uncomfortable by loud noises.
  9. I am deeply moved by the arts or music.
  10. I am concientious.
  11. I startle easily.
  12. I get rattled if I have a lot to do in a short amount of time.
  13. When people are uncomfortable in a physical environment I tend to know what needs to be done to make it more comfortable (like changing the lighting or seating).
  14. I get annoyed when people try to get me to do to many things at once.
  15. I try hard to avoid making mistake or forgetting things.
  16. I make it a point to avoid violent movies and TV shows.
  17. I become unpleasantly aroused when a lot is going on around me.
  18. Being very hungry creates a strong reaction in me disrupting my concentration or mood.
  19. I notice and enjoy delicate scents, tastes, sounds, or work of art.
  20. I make it a high priority to arrange to avoid upsetting or overwhelming situations.
  21. When I must compete or be observed while performing a task, I become so nervous or shaky that I do much worse than I would otherwise.
  22. When I was a child my parents/teachers seemed to see me as sensitive and shy.

    Scoring Yourself – If you answered twelve or more of the questions truthfully you are probably Highly Sensitive. – Refer to the book The Highly Sensitive Person by Elaine Aron.

    Elaine Aron

    As usual If you choose to work with my experiences you must take full responsibility for your own good.

    I have been researching other forms of quizzes/tests for you. Below is a link for Introvert Dear with an automated quiz for you take. As it states it is based on the quiz above.

    Here is a relatively new test devised by Sensitivity This quiz is again based on Elaine Aaron but the quiz has been abbreviated. I am also adding their links for children and adolescents and of course parents.

    Positive Psychology – Loads of info on this site working with every angle of being HSP.

    From all this information on being Highly Sensitive you could be feeling confused. Because of this I am looking for support groups for you to connect with others. Of course the first that comes to mind is the Highly Sensitive Refuge. I personally joined quite a few years ago and is a main stay for many people. Give it a go

    I am closing here but compiling all these links has made me even more determined to form a group. If you want to chat email on or click the contact box.

    Again please take full responsibility for your own health if you choose to work with my experiences.

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