2003-11-10 12:27:46 (UTC)

just another test


Notes to the Test Taker:
This is a series of 100 statements regarding all aspects of
SuperSensitivity. If you take this test honestly, you
should how SuperSensitive you are. It is not a checklist of
what to do with your SuperSensitivity; it simply measures
one's degree of SuperSensitivity.
The test is not scientific. However, I have been developing
these questions since 1992, when I first lectured about the
SuperSensitive client, which is one of the client types
that I've trained coaches to work well with.

You'll be giving yourself a score of 0, 1/4, 1/2, 3/4 or 1
full point for each of the following statements, as follows:
0 = Not True
1/4 = Somewhat True
1/2 = True
3/4 = Very True
1 = Extremely True

Note: You may have learned how to cope or 'get beyond' some
of the things mentioned in the following 100 questions. In
this case, please score yourself as if you still have the
habit, problem or item. Remember, this is not a test to see
how well you are able to manage your life; it's a test to
see how sensitive you are.

Please note that each word in the sentence matters,
especially words like 'very' or 'frequently' or 'need'
or 'much."

The maximum possible score is 100. Any score above 70
clearly indicates a Super Sensitive Person. 60-70 indicates
Fairly Sensitive, 40-60 indicates Somewhat Sensitive and 0-
40 indicates Not Really Sensitive. The focus of the test is
to help the SuperSensitive confirm that they are
SuperSensitive and to be an affirming exercise, given they
will 'see themselves' more clearly. The phrasing I've used
should help the SuperSensitive Person realize just how
normal they are, given they are an SSP!
1. My Experience of Childhood
Not True - Somewhat True - True - Very True - Absolutely
*NT* - ST - T - VT - ET 1. I was the one who was often
called a crybaby by my family, friends or schoolmates
NT – *ST* - T - VT - ET 2. I frequently overreacted (either
internally or externally) to situations or people when I
felt that I needed something but they couldn't/wouldn't
provide it for me.
NT –* ST* - T - VT - ET 3. I was much more afraid or
fearful of new places, situations or people, than others
were, even if there was no apparent threat.
NT - *ST* - T - VT - ET 4. I found myself often feeling
overwhelmed when in busy or loud environments, such as
shopping centers, parks or classrooms.
*NT* - ST - T - VT - ET 5. I couldn't understand why the
other kids my age could be so confident or fearless.
*NT* - ST - T - VT - ET 6. I found it very difficult to
learn certain skills or grasp information/schoolwork that I
knew wasn't that difficult, but that I just couldn't get
without a lot of effort.
*NT* - ST - T - VT - ET 7. My parents had a very
difficult/frustrating time with me and/or had to work extra
hard in order to take care of my emotional needs.
*NT* - ST - T - VT - ET 8. I was extremely shy on the
inside, even if I did force myself to relate with others.
NT - *ST* - T - VT - ET 9. I found it almost impossible to
say what I really meant without it coming out a mush.
NT – *ST* - T - VT - ET 10. I was very tentative or
hesitant, even in situations that were perfectly safe.
Score : 1,25

2. The Choices I Made During Childhood
NT - ST - *T* - VT - ET 1. I definitely avoided sports or
games as a child and/or adult, or would have, if I felt
that I had the choice.
NT - *ST* - T - VT - ET 2. The need to stay safe was an
overriding concern or priority .
NT - ST - T – *VT* - ET 3. I tended to have none, one or
two friends who were very close to me. Beyond that, almost
no one.
NT - ST – *T* - VT - ET 4. I knew at an early age that the
world wasn't for getting too involved with; I had to have
my own life, mostly inside myself or physically inside.
*NT* - ST - T - VT - ET 5. I often took great steps to
avoid the anger or moods of others, such as going
elsewhere, or retreating to a super safe place of my own.
*NT* - ST - T - VT - ET 6. I decided that people were to be
approached cautiously, given I couldn't predict if they
would like me or how they would react if they got to know
*NT* - ST - T - VT - ET 7. I realized early on that I did
poorly under pressure, so I went out of my way to fully
prepare for tests or new situations.
NT - ST - T - VT - *ET* 8. As a child, I lived in fear,
although I got used to it and could cope pretty well.
*NT* - ST - T - VT - ET 9. When I was doted upon by
SuperSensitive adults, their nurturing meant the world to
me; far more than the attention of others.
NT - *ST* - T - VT - ET 10. I look back to a select few
who 'understood me' and to whom I give credit even now
for 'keeping me alive.'
Score: 3,25

3. How I Experience Life In General
NT - ST - T - VT – *ET* 1. I am easily hurt by things that
don't seem to hurt others at all.
NT - ST - T – *VT* - ET 2. I find myself having very
intense feelings (positive or negative), which often fade
away within a day and I wonder why it seemed to matter so
much at the time.
NT - ST - T – *VT* - ET 3. I tend to be strongly affected
by events that happened a long time ago and I still
emotionally and even physically feel the feelings that I
experienced when the negative event occurred, even if it
occurred many years, or decades, ago.
NT - ST - T - VT – *ET* 4. It is/was very difficult for me
to find the right type of work that was fulfilling, yet
challenging and that tapped into my sensitivity enough for
the nature of the work to matter.
NT - ST - T - VT – *ET* 5. I am/was very much aware of my
fears or I talk about fear a lot as a subject matter.
NT - ST - T – *VT* - ET 6. I'd rather miss out on a real
opportunity than to take a risk that I may may make a big
mistake in the process.
NT – ST - T – *VT* - ET 7. My avocation or vocation is that
of a writer, artist, librarian/information expert,
advisor/counselor or any other profession which is not
aggressive or in which I would encounter the kind of
conflict that I would fear or dread.
NT- ST - *T* - VT - ET 8. I am coming to realize that my
extreme sensitivity is a gift; I only wish it came with
exact instructions. I can see the possibility of orienting
my life around this trait, instead of merely 'managing it.'
NT – *ST* - T - VT - ET 9. I find that I can't/won't do
business with vendors/suppliers who won't take extra care
with me or who don't value my sense of perfection.
NT – *ST* - T - VT - ET 10. I am extremely careful to
arrange my environment to suit me perfectly; I know that
without that I quickly lose my sense of balance and safety.
Score: 7,0

4. How I Relate With Others
NT - ST - *T* - VT - ET 1. I find myself emulating those
who I admire; I want to be more like them.
NT – *ST* - T - VT - ET 2. I find it naturally difficult to
look others in the eye on a regular basis.
NT – *ST* - T - VT - ET 3. I am eager to please, far more
than most.
NT - ST - T – *VT* - ET 4. I feel strongly that I want to
offer the best possible advice or counsel that exists, even
if it means lots of studying or preparing to reach this
wise state; I feel that it's my duty, obligation or
opportunity and that it matters a lot.
NT - ST - *T* - VT - ET 5. If I failed once with a person,
I find it very difficult to ever forget it. When I am with
them, I tend to be reminded of it, on my own.
NT - ST - T - VT – *ET* 6. I need to isolate myself, or at
least not socialize, when I have been overexposed to
stimuli, even if it was for a short period.
NT – *ST* - T - VT - ET 7. I feel that people are measuring
or judging me more than they really are.
NT – *ST* - T - VT - ET 8. I easily anticipate what people
are feeling and what they are going to do next.
NT - ST - T - VT – *ET* 9. Meeting new people is really a
challenge, or at least it takes something out of me and I
have to recover in my own way.
NT - ST - *T* - VT - ET 10. I go out of my way to make
people comfortable and put them at ease; I know how I'd
feel if I was them.
Score: 5,25

5. Physical Clues
NT – *ST* -T - VT - ET 1. I had/have a deer-in-headlights
look some or much of the time.
NT - ST - *T* - VT - ET 2. I walk/walked with my eyes/head
more down than up.
NT - *ST* - T - VT - ET 3. I stood/stand somewhat sideways
when speaking with another person.
*NT* - ST - T - VT - ET 4. I often have/had a
woeful/sad/abandoned/lonely/scared look in my eyes.
NT - ST - *T* - VT - ET 5. My heart starts to beat really
rapidly - pounding, really -- when I become frightened.
*NT* - ST - T - VT - ET 6. I instantly break out in a cold
sweat when I feel threatened, even if the threat is not
even real.
*NT* - ST - T - VT - ET 7. I blush easily when embarrassed
and cast my eyes and head downward.
NT - ST - T – *VT* - ET 8.When I feel pressured, watched or
measured, I immediately lose my concentration and/or begin
to tremble, just because.
*NT* - ST - T - VT - ET 9. I tend to be clumsy or awkward
when using my body -- at the very least I'm not naturally
coordinated, although I get by.
NT - ST - T – *VT* - ET 10. I am like a cat: cautious,
wary, easily alarmed.
Score: 3,0

6. Relating With My Environment
NT - ST - *T* - VT - ET 1. I notice the details or
subtleties of things around me far more than others do,
such as trees/nature, weather, layout of rooms, people's
moods/energy, colors, textures and/or temperature.
NT - ST - T - VT – *ET* 2. I find myself inexplicably very
tired or drained after being in a chaotic or busy
environment for more than several hours.
NT - ST - T - VT – *ET* 3. I find myself needing to be in a
quiet and/or dark room like my bedroom, away from
everything, at least once a week, for no apparent reason.
NT - ST - T – *VT* - ET 4. I feel waves of relief when
I 'get through' a difficult experience, more than the
situation seemed to merit.
NT - ST - T – VT – *ET* 5. I feel/have felt the need to
carefully and deeply craft and design my physical
environment so that I feel perfectly safe, protected from
the unexpected.
NT – *ST* - T - VT - ET 6. I feel that I must be 'taking
in' a lot from my environment -- even things I'm unaware
of -- because it affects me so.
NT - ST - *T* - VT - ET 7. I easily see how other peoples'
environments are directly affecting them, even when the
person can't see it themselves.
NT - ST - T – *VT* - ET 8. I don't like to learn by
memorization. Rather, I need to feel the information so
that I just 'know it." It's like I learn through my pores.
NT – *ST* - T - VT - ET 9. It takes me longer than most to
recover from physical stress like flying (jet lag) or a to
new environment. Sometimes I have to nap to adjust.
NT - ST - *T* - VT - ET 10. I am extremely aware of people,
places and things, especially when something moves or
changes or the pattern is different than I expected.
Score: 6,5

7. How I React
*NT* - ST - T - VT - ET 1.I feel/felt feel an inordinate
amount of shame, even for things that shouldn't matter
NT – *ST* - T - VT - ET 2. I often cry at almost anything
that reminds me of difficult times in childhood or even
adulthood, or of people who I cared for deeply because they
protected me.
NT - ST - *T* - VT - ET 3. I am sometimes frightened by the
intensity of my emotions or feelings; I feel so much.
NT - ST - T – *VT* - ET 4. I am prone to becoming depressed.
NT - ST - T – VT – *ET* 5. I overreact frequently and
experience many false alarms.
NT – ST – *T* - VT - ET 6. I feel dread much more than
others, and I even dread feeling dread.
NT - ST - T - VT - *ET* 7. I tend to shut down mentally,
physically or emotionally when I get overstimulated; I must
stop, retreat or escape. I must.
NT - ST - T – *VT* - ET 8. When an idea comes to me I often
ruminate and 'play' with it, in order to see all sides of
it so that I'll be in a good position to do the right thing
with it when the time is right.
*NT* - ST - T - VT - ET 9. I don't just drink coffee in
order to get a physical buzz; I drink it (or other drinks
containing caffeine) in order to keep my emotional state in
peak readiness.
*NT* - ST - T - VT - ET 10. When I become adrenalined up, I
can't calm down and it may take 3-4 days of extreme
calmness to get back to that quiet state that I know
is 'me.'
Score: 4,75

8. How Stimulation Affects Me
NT - ST - T - VT – *ET* 1.When I listen to music, it
greatly affects me-- to the point of taking over my body,
mind and heart and not just altering my mood but altering
NT - ST - T - VT – *ET* 2. I must have regular/frequent
solitude in order to feel balanced and function well.
NT - ST – *T* - VT - ET 3. Even if I like television a lot,
I KNOW that it has move of an affect on me that I
can 'afford.'
NT – *ST* - T - VT - ET 4. I startle easily and physically
jump or jolt, especially when I am concentrating deeply.
NT - *ST* - T - VT - ET 5. Almost everything is a source of
stimulation for me, whether I recognize it in time or not.
NT – *ST* - T - VT - ET 6. I understand the need to
carefully regulate how much stimulation I receive. If I
receive too much, I know that I'll have to deal with an
extended recovery period.
NT - ST – *T* - VT - ET 7. I can get worked up in an
instant and not be able to calm myself down.
NT - ST – T – *VT* - ET 8. I have to cover my ears when I
hear a siren coming my way because I'll feel 'piercing' to
the depth of my bones if I don't.
NT - ST - *T* - VT - ET 9. When I am around loud or hyper
people, I find myself trying to keep up with them or
perhaps defending myself against them, often unconsciously.
It's like I am attracted to their power, personality,
character trait or style and I want a piece of it for my
NT - ST - T - VT – *ET* 10. I am often surprised by how
things that affect me greatly can have almost no impact on
Score: 6,0

9. How I Perceive Myself & My Related Traits
NT – *ST* - T - VT - ET 1. I often wonder if, or feel
strongly that, I must have a fatal flaw, because I am so
*NT* - ST - T - VT - ET 2. I am so powerfully intuitive
that even intuitive people seek me out for my observations
or thoughts.
*NT* - ST - T - VT - ET 3. I have always been, or felt,
extremely creative. I can't not create and people ask me
how I do it.
NT - ST - T – *VT* - ET 4. I often reflect on the days'
events or issues, or how I am developing as a person.
NT – *ST* - T - VT - ET 5. I strive to better things around
me and reduce the problems that people are suffering from,
because I feel these problems so deeply myself.
NT – *ST* - T - VT - ET 6. My self-esteem is not naturally
high. It seems like I have to keep filling it up.
NT - ST - T - VT – *ET* 7. I long or used to long to be
like those who are much more outgoing because it seemed
that they can get/do what they want without hesitation or
NT – ST - *T* - VT - ET 8. I know that my sensitivity is a
good thing, but it often seems a lot bigger than I am. I
feel like the tail of the dog, with the dog being my
NT – *ST* – T - VT - ET 9. I feel that my life is much
richer that others think it must be. It really is, no
matter how it might look to others.
*NT* - ST - T - VT - ET 10. I have often felt that if I was
less sensitive that I'd have been much more successful in
the traditional sense.
Score: 3,25

10. How Others View Me
*NT* - ST - T - VT - ET 1. Others have often called me
gifted, even though I wonder if that's really the case.
NT - ST – *T* - VT - ET 2 .I tend to be viewed as
unsociable; I'm not one to want to be in a lot of other
people's company.
*NT* - ST - T - VT - ET 3. People tend call me a visionary
because I often think of what the future will bring.
NT - ST – *T* - VT - ET 4. People think that I care about
things far too much.
*NT* - ST - T - VT - ET 5. People who are less sensitive
find dealing with me a lot of 'extra' work and usually tire
of it.
NT - ST – *T* - VT - ET 6. I do know that others perceive
me as different and I don't blame them; I am.
NT - ST - T - VT – *ET* 7. I often wonder if I'll ever be
able to design and live my life in such a way so that
satisfies me that I won't care at all what others think of
me, my sensitivity or my life.
NT - ST – *T* - VT - ET 8. People tend to take pity on me
because I am so sensitive. Sometimes I feel like a petted
NT - ST – T - VT - *ET* 9. People trust me to do a good
job; they know that I'm focused on doing things right, on
my own.
NT – *ST* - T - VT - ET 10. People who aren't very
sensitive tend to make fun of me, perhaps because I am so
Score: 4,25

Grand Total Score from all 10 Sections : 44,5 (40-60
indicates Somewhat Sensitive and 0-40 indicates Not Really

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