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Highly Sensitive Person Questionnaire

Do you think you might be a highly sensitive person? Take this psychological assessment to find out.

Mark Travers, Ph.D.

By Mark Travers, Ph.D. | July 26, 2023

The Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) scale is a psychological tool that has gained significant attention in recent years due to its exploration of an individual's sensitivity to external stimuli and emotional experiences.

Dr. Elaine N. Aron, a renowned psychologist, first introduced the concept of the highly sensitive person in the early 1990s, shedding light on a unique trait that affects approximately 15-20% of the population.

The HSP scale emerged as a quantifiable measure to assess and understand the level of sensitivity individuals possess, providing valuable insights into how they process and respond to environmental and emotional stimuli.

Over the years, the HSP scale has been used in various studies to explore the diverse aspects of high sensitivity, such as its connection to empathy, emotional regulation, and stress response. It has proven to be a valuable tool in different fields, including psychology, education, and even workplace dynamics.

You can take this test here. Please follow all of the steps to receive your results.

Step 1: Rate the following statements based on how much you agree with them on a scale of strongly disagree to strongly agree.

Step 2: Enter your age, gender, region, and first name so we can provide you with a detailed report that compares your test scores to people similar to you.

Step 3: Check to make sure you've provided answers to all of the statements/questions above. Once you've done that, click the button below to send your responses to Awake Therapy's Lead Psychologist, Mark Travers, Ph.D. He will provide you with an overview of how you scored relative to others (all answers are anonymized and confidential to protect users' privacy). He can also answer any follow-up questions you may have.

References: Aron, E. N., & Aron, A. (1997). Sensory-processing sensitivity and its relation to introversion and emotionality. Journal of personality and social psychology, 73(2), 345.