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Take The Quiz! Are you an HSP (Highly Sensitive Person)?

Once you understand your highly sensitive nature, you can make empowered choices to live your best life. Take this quiz to find out. You'll receive your results along with tips to help you appreciate and nourish your sensitivity.

This quiz is simply to promote greater self-understanding. It is in no way intended to diagnose or treat. HSP is not a condition or a disorder. It’s a genetic trait.

This quiz is based on the pioneering work of Dr. Elaine Aron, who articulated the term “Highly Sensitive Person”, my own life as an HSP, and decades of experience helping people better understand and regulate their own nervous system and energy body.

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I am conscientious and it’s important to me to do things right the first time and to the best of my ability.

I can’t watch violent/intense shows like Game of Thrones, Breaking Bad, or Ozark because I feel emotionally distraught – sometimes for days after.

I am sensitive to bright lights, loud noises and/or strong scents.

The texture and feel of my clothing is more important than what it looks like when choosing what to wear.

I feel easily overwhelmed when there are too many projects to work on or complete at once, too many deadlines and other stressful work situations.

I’m known to cry during emotionally touching commercials and at music or theater performances.

I am sensitive to caffeine.

I feel often overwhelmed in crowded environments and need to withdraw from overstimulating activities to find quiet and solitude.

Some may think I’m slow or shy because I like to take my time in a new situation to process what’s happening – emotionally, socially and through my five senses.

I can often sense what others in the room are feeling and what they may need to be more comfortable.

I notice and appreciate the details – a flower arrangement at the front desk, scents as I'm walking down the street and the kind of music playing in a café.

Nature is an elixir for me. I feel a strong connection to the natural world and am deeply nourished by it.

I feel connected to the subtle realms. I can sense energy in myself and the world around me.

I am sensitive to pain - both my own and others'.