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HSP Quiz

Updated on March 12, 2013

Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) Quiz Introduction

Are You A Highly Sensitive Person?

Does it seem you feel 'more deeply' than those around you? Do you value your intuitive senses? Does it seem you've always somehow known a version of Truth while those around you seemed like they did not? Do you engage senses other than the ones we typically associate with being 'human?' Do you have an abundance of compassion or empathy? Do you have a thought about someone and then hear about them or see them? Do you prefer the term 'synchronicity' to the word 'coincidence?' Are you not unfamiliar with the metaphysical realm or seemingly supernatural events?Congratulations, you might be HSP.

This HSP Quiz page has 5 specific quizzes. It is not timed, so if you need a break between quizzes, take one! Or bookmark this page to return later.) There is a preliminary "Do you think you are HSP" poll, 5 in-depth Quizzes addressing HSP in various forms, polls after each of the quizzes where you will have an opportunity to be polled letting us know [anonymously, if you wish] how you did on the previous quiz, and a final exit poll. ~ Enjoy yourself, Samsara (A Highly Sensitive Person)

Poll: Do you consider yourself HSP?

There is not a way for us to objectively measure HSP-ness. It's an adjective. How do we measure Genius? We take a bell curve with some scores and we compete these scores with other scores. Then we benchmark one number and say..."This score is so high it is RARE. Let's call those who score this and higher 'genius.'" And everyone agrees never taking into account the bias of the test, or even something so seemingly benign we deem it unimportant like the cultural or educational background of the test taker. With all that said, score yourself!

With this in mind, how do you rank yourself?

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HSP is Subjective

Highly Sensitive Person Bell Curve by Samsara
Highly Sensitive Person Bell Curve by Samsara

Measuring HSP

There is not a way for us to objectively measure HSP-ness, as it's based on how you relate with the world. In fact, one might argue that the nature of the HSP *is* to subject everything to their internal "what is" or "world." How do we measure Genius? We take a bell curve with some scores and we compete these scores with other scores. Then we benchmark one number and say..."This score is so high it is RARE. Let's call those who score this and higher 'genius.'" Same with the label of "HSP" - we're still ourselves - but because most others are not HSP is why we are.

Each HSP is an Island

You know that expression that "No man is an island?" It's a nice line from a book; not the philosophy of an HSP. Yes we interact in the world but that's not our first nature. Except for survival, our first nature is to use the world as a tool to find meaning connected back to our internal world. So, introduce yourself!

Poll: How did you do? - HSP Introduction Quiz Poll

What did the above Quiz suggest about you?

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Poll: How did you do? - Personal Values

What did your personal values quiz reflect?

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Poll: How did you do? - Your Social Self

What did your 'social self' quiz reflect?

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Poll: How did you do? - In the World

What did 'your world' quiz reflect?

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Is HSP just another term for ESP? - The HSP Metaphysical Connection

HSP just another term for ESP? Click here to read the studies.
HSP just another term for ESP? Click here to read the studies.

Poll: How did you do? - Spiritual Sensitivity

How were your results for the Spiritually Sensitive quiz?

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If there is only one book, as an HSP and a Spiritually seeking and manifesting person, I cannot suggest more highly any book in front of Emmet Fox's The Sermon on the Mount. It is a book of metaphysical truths and Spiritual Treatment that every actualizing HSP, in particular, needs who's going through negative karma or crisis. Now, as an HSP who continually seeks even more gifts on this lifetime, this book offers very specific and metaphysical instruction which has enabled me to actualize in a way I never dreamed possible.

The other books I also recommend, if you love and desire to 'hold the line,' reinforce this new way of life. If you are a newly actualized HSP, yes these books may be of service, also, but I would encourage you to still continue your earthly process of self-acceptance and "in the world" balance.

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    • anonymous 3 years ago

      I couldn't answer lots of the questions properly because they didn't give the option of saying I'd never been in a position to experience the things e.g. about the person with the life-threatening illness, the HSP person/child in my life - I don't know enough about star children etc, and about someone close to me passing - well they have, but I would have been too young for me to remember things happening around that time.

    • anonymous 3 years ago

      In some of the quizzes there are questions that I could not answer because I've never been in those circumstances, yet I did not have that choice as an answer; for example, one question was about having an HSP child in my life. I don't have children, am not around anywhere that has children. Another was about being in the room when someone passed. I have not had such an experience.

    • OMENA777 4 years ago

      Love the quiz. It could be a little more clear on some of the questions. Perhaps it is a culture thing on how we relate to HSP

    • samsaradakini 5 years ago

      The more HSP's in particular take these quizzes, the more I can refine them. What I love is your feedback as this is more like a survey. In my opinion, when one reads only a 'little' about HSP, that person is struck with a feeling of 'Oh yes, that is me' in that you already intuitively know. So these other quizzes are to demonstrate primarily our differences from 'normies.' Thanks for participating & your feedback!

    No, I thought it was pretty fine!

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      • anonymous 4 years ago

        Hey, Sis, guess in what range I scored! Honestly, I was kind of surprised it was so high. <3 =)

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        It was AWESOME! and so are you! :D

      • anonymous 5 years ago

        Can you become HSP as you age? I find people's needs and habits to be draining these days.

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          anonymous 5 years ago

          enjoyed my visit and all the quiz questions, learned some things about myself, thank you for that.

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          samsaradakini 5 years ago

          @anonymous: thank you so much for enjoying it and participating.

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          anonymous 4 years ago

          Thanks for the quizzes . They helped me gain some perspective and take a fresh look at some of my suffering .

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          siobhanryan 4 years ago

          Brilliant quiz

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          anonymous 3 years ago

          Yes, Yes, Yes, I knew on some level that I was a HSP. But is there a fine distance between a HSP and someone who has been described as "timid"? The reason why I ask is because on many occasions I would try doing something creative and if I received criticism(which intuitively, was done to "hurt" rather than really help) I would no longer do that activity or at the least only want to do it in private. It's tiring to live this way at times: I can feel others so deeply even when they don't think they are apparent. On more than several occasion, I almost felt like a "psychic" because they would eventually do what I was thinking they'd do next. But enough about them. My question to you is how you keep being creative under these circumstances. For instance, do you just ignore the criticisms, don't share what you're doing with other people? How do you handle these feelings? I took your test: and yes I'm highly sensitive.

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          samsaradakini 3 years ago

          @anonymous: "My question to you is how you keep being creative under these circumstances. For instance, do you just ignore the criticisms, don't share what you're doing with other people? How do you handle these feelings? I took your test: and yes I'm highly sensitive."

          First, to address your question of HSP and timidity, oh yes. There is a fine line to be sure. In my experience and retrospect my timidity WAS due to my HSP (and INFP) mind.

          HSP's are more intuitive and self-reflective *and like* INFP's - which I have yet to distinguish if one and the same, but have noticed a correlation and I do not know if causal (HSP = INFP vs HSP->INFP or INFP->HSP) - have a vastly rich internal world.

          This timidity, for me, was because I *can* know an energy, a mind, thoughts and when I saw actions not lining up with energy/mind/thoughts, I would become suspicious or, depending, fearful. It told me I could not trust the world. This was when I was a child and unknowing I was 'different', I had no guidance for it.

          As an adult, to answer your question, I have spent much time undoing 'timidity' and this same process also enabled (and continues to enable) me to handle the feelings of insecurity or creative disempowerment I would (or still may) feel.

          My #1 suggestion for this common attribute among HSP's is something called 'Codependent Recovery.' ["Oh great. Another label." Haha.] BUT...BUT. We are empathic beings to begin with and to make matters worse, we are incarnated into this world where illusions are highly valued and operated from; Where manipulations, prevarications (lies), and dissembling (masks) are not just expected but subtly encouraged.

          Here is an article I wrote that has resources [and leads to others articles I've written] that addresses these hurt feelings: http://livingsamsara.com/what-people-think-of-me-i...

          And also, a Facebook page for Codie Healing: http://facebook.com/CodieRecovery

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