ARE YOU AN HSP?

Understanding your wonderfully sensitive personality can be hugely helpful both in your personal as well as your professional life. If you are interested in designing your life in a way that honors your specific needs, Gabriella - herself an HSP - has the solid understanding and knowledge to help you transform your sensitivity into true assets and thrive in the midst of overwhelm.

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 Are you a Highly Sensitive Person?

Find out by answering these questions below.

 

Instructions: Answer each question according to the way you personally feel. Answer Yes if it is at least somewhat true for you; Answer No if it is not very true or not at all true for you.

Scoring:

If you answered more than fourteen of the questions as true of yourself, you are probably highly sensitive. (Your trait is normal and innate and you share it with about 20% of the human race.) If fewer questions are true of you, but extremely true, that might also justify calling you highly sensitive.

 

I’m easily frustrated when people around me expect me to perform multiple tasks at once.

It’s important to me that I don’t forget things or make mistakes

I stay clear of violent TV shows and movies

I feel stressed out when there’s too much going on around me all at once

My mood is strongly affected in a negative way when I am hungry

I don’t like too many changes in my life all at once

I am pleasantly stimulated by beautiful scents, sounds, tastes and visual stimuli such as art

When too much is going on at once I prefer to pull back into a quiet corner when possible

It’s important to me to arrange my day in a way that helps me avoid situations that feel overwhelming or upsetting

Loud noises and other stimuli that feel chaotic make me very uneasy

My performance is negatively influenced when I’m in situations that are competitive or I am being monitored

As a child, the adults around me considered me sensitive and shy

My senses get easily overwhelmed around strong sensory input

Subtleties in my environment are very clear to me

I am easily affected by other people’s moods

Pain affects me strongly

I function better if I can take a few moments to myself during the day when I can retreat from the world and recharge for a little while.

Caffeine has a strong effect on me.

I feel overwhelmed when I’m close to loud noises, strong odors or bright lights

My inner life is full and vivid

Loud noises make me cringe

Beautiful art and music affect me deeply

I often feel overwhelmed and like to go somewhere alone to re-charge for a moment

I’m conscientious

It’s easy to startle me

I feel stressed when I have to get a lot done with a rapidly approaching deadline

I am good at making other people comfortable in a physical space by adjusting the lighting, music or seating just right

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This is based on the work by Elaine Aron who pioneered these studies and helped us all put a name on our sense of being easily overwhelmed and strongly affected by things in our environment.  If you are interested in learning more about her work go to http://hsperson.com/


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