A 25 Point HSP Self-test

A comprehensive 25 point HSP self-test to gauge your level of sensitivity

Are you Acutely Sensitive, Highly Sensitive, Averagely Sensitive or have little or no sensitivity at all!


Score yourself between 1 and 5. 1= Strongly Disagree, 5 = Strongly Agree


1. I often feel the need to be by myself and to get away from everyone.
2. I get upset easily if people are upset with me.
3. I can easily sense other people's emotions.
4. I can easily sense the changes in other people's emotions.
5. I can easily sense how people feel about me.
6. I can easily tell when people are not being truthful towards me.
7. I often get overwhelmed by too many people around me.
8. I find confrontation with other people extremely difficult.
9. I am a very emotional person.
10. I can generally sense people's true motives.
11. I take great joy in helping other people.
12. I am often brought to tears when I witness other people's sadness, plight, distress etc.
13. I feel unsettled when other people are watching me.
14. I often put others first, even to my detriment.
15. People often think I am shy or introverted.
16. I am sensitive to strong smells.
17. I am noise sensitive - loud noises upset me.
18. I am unusually sensitive to pain.
19. I get stressed easily when I have too many things to do at one time.
20. I get startled easily.
21. I am often moved by the arts.
22. I find great comfort in being in nature.
23. I feel as though I am a very spiritual person.
24. I believe I am quite a complex person.
25. I sense the pain of the earth.


If you score between 110 and 125 you are most likely acutely sensitive; for you life is a real struggling with lots of daily challenges. If you score between 75 and 110 you are most likely highly sensitive, you have lots of challenges but you can cope. If you score between 50 and 75 you have average sensitivity, and if you score under 50, well, best you look at another website!


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