My Life Coaching practice specializes in coaching the Highly Sensitive, both men and women, cope and enjoy life to the fullest.
Here you can find out if you are a Highly Sensitive Person.
Take this Self - Test and find out
Copyright, Elaine N. Aron, PhD 1996
Instructions: Answer each question according to the way you personally feel. Check each one if it is at least somewhat true for you; leave unchecked if it is not very true or not at all true for you.
__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 __ 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, and 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.
If you answered more than fourteen of the questions as true of yourself, you are probably highly sensitive.
If fewer questions are true of you, but extremely true, that might also justify calling you highly sensitive.