Copyright, Elaine N. Aron, 1996
Empaths, Intuitives, Sensitives, Highly Sensitive People
Are you a Highly Sensitive Person, do you have Sensory Processing Sensitivity? According to research, as much as 30% of us are Highly Sensitive. Don’t know if you are an HSP?
You can take Dr. Aron’s test here.
Instructions: Answer each question according to the way you personally feel. Check the box if it is at least somewhat true for you; leave unchecked if it is not very true or not at all true for you.
The contents of this website and the self-tests it contains are not meant to diagnose or exclude the diagnosis of any condition.
Elaine Aron is the Author of the book “The Highly Sensitive Person: How to Thrive When the World Overwhelms You”
From Dr. Aron: If you answered more than fourteen of the questions as true of yourself, you are probably highly sensitive. But no psychological test is so accurate that an individual should base his or her life on it. We psychologists try to develop good questions, then decide on the cut off based on the average response.
If fewer questions are true of you, but extremely true, that might also justify calling you highly sensitive. Also, although there are as many men as women who are highly sensitive, when taking the test highly sensitive men answer slightly fewer items as true than do highly sensitive women. The contents of this website and the self-tests it contains are not meant to diagnose or exclude the diagnosis of any condition.