Sensation Seeking Scale
Are you the type of person who likes to live life on the wild side? Take this personality test to find out.
By Jourdan Travers, LCSW | November 10, 2023
The Brief Sensation Seeking Scale (BSSS) is a concise yet powerful tool designed to measure an individual's inclination towards seeking novel and thrilling experiences. Developed by personality psychologists, the BSSS emerged as a response to the growing need for a brief and efficient assessment of sensation-seeking tendencies. This scale taps into the essence of sensation seeking, capturing the innate desire for excitement, variety, and risk-taking behavior that varies across individuals.
Comprising eight items, the BSSS provides a rapid and reliable snapshot of one's sensation-seeking tendencies.
You can take this test here. Follow all of the steps to receive your results.
Step 1: For each of the statements below, indicate how much you agree with the following statement on a scale of 1 (Strongly Disagree) to 5 (Strongly Agree).
References: Hoyle R. H., Stephenson M. T., Palmgreen P., Lorch E. P., Donohew L. Reliability and validity of scores on a brief measure of sensation seeking. Pers Individ Dif 2002; 32: 401–14.