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Post by melodiccolor on Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:04 pm

Both of Elain Aron's sites seem to be down atm; it looks like host troubles. Fortunately someone posted it in her blog so it is still available for now: http://www.experienceproject.com/stories/Am-A-Highly-Sensitive-Person/240397

The Hsp Self-testPosted June 13th, 2008 at 12:04PM

This is a list of questions Dr. Elaine Aron developed for people wondering if they might have inherited the Highly Sensitive Person trait, and it is posted on her website, www.hsperson.com.

I answered "yes" to all of these questions. They resonated very deeply with me, and when I first read through Dr. Aron's ideas about the HSP trait, I experienced a profound sense of relief and--finally!--understanding. Perhaps reading through this list will do the same for you! And if you think you might be highly sensitive (i.e., if you answer 14 or more of the questions with "yes"), I highly recommend Dr. Aron's books, the titles of which are listed on the website as well.

Answer these statements with a "yes" or "no."

•I am easily overwhelmed by strong sensory input.
•I seem to be aware of subtleties in my environment.
•Other people's moods affect me.
•I tend to be very sensitive to pain.
•I find myself needing to withdraw during busy days,into bed or into a darkened room or any place where I can have some privacy and relief from stimulation.
•I am particularly sensitive to the effects of caffeine.
•I am easily overwhelmed by things like bright lights, strong smells,coarse fabrics,or sirens close by.
•I have a rich,complex inner life.
•I am made uncomfortable by loud noises.
•I am deeply moved by the arts or music.
•My nervous system sometimes feels so frazzled that I just have to go off by myself.
•I am conscientious.
•I startle easily.
•I get rattled when I have a lot to do in a short amount of time.
•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 the seating).
•I am annoyed when people try to get me to do too many things at once.
•I try hard to avoid making mistakes or forgetting things.
•I make a point to avoid violent movies and TV shows.
•I become unpleasantly aroused when a lot is going on around me.
•Being very hungry creates a strong reaction in me,disrupting my concentration or mood.
•Changes in my life shake me up.
•I notice and enjoy delicate or fine scents, tastes, sounds, works of art.
•I find it unpleasant to have a lot going on at once.
•I make it a high priority to arrange my life to avoid upsetting or overwhelming situations.
•I am bothered by intense stimuli, like loud noises or chaotic scenes.
•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.
•When I was a child, my parents or teachers seemed to see me as sensitive or shy.


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Post by melodiccolor on Sun Feb 26, 2012 12:42 am

Here is the official site, it is back up. http://www.hsperson.com/pages/test.htm

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