The extensive HSP 3-in-1 Test has emerged from the general HSP test by Elaine Aron. Various psychologists and therapists from the EszenzZ Institute Amsterdam have contributed from different visions and disciplines to the refinement of the content and the test itself has been extensively tested in practice with many clients. The multiple choice HSP-3-in-1 Test first of all reflects the degree of sensitivity. Are you sensitive or not above average? Secondly, a distinction is made in the test between high-speed and high-sensitivity. In which areas are your burdens exactly and in which other areas can you handle the burdens of high sensitivity? If the burden can be handled properly, there is a real possibility that underlying qualities can be expressed. If the test is done in a therapeutic environment, it is useful for both the client and the therapist to repeat the test as an evaluation after the supervision period. This creates an overview of the results achieved compared to the initial period of supervision. It is also seen that the sentiments have disappeared and a more correct and desired approach has been achieved.     

The HSP 3-in-1 Test is not intended to replace the original test with a completely new one. We believe that Aron's investigations have been very valuable. That is why most of the questions arising from the original test were included but processed differently. However, the HSP 3-in-1 Test is more extensive (32 questions) with generally recognizable points. The test is not a scientific test but an innovative indicator for self-knowledge. It gives more insight into the question: "How sensitive am I?" How do I do the test?     

It is important that you do the test at your leisure. Take the time. Here too, every question is answered according to your feelings, even though the answers are sometimes extremes in your experience. Choose that answer where the weight of your feeling goes out most, even if you do not recognize yourself in everything about the answer in question. Pay attention to the words in italics because they are extra important for finding the correct answer. First read the general characteristics and properties that belong to high sensitivity. The properties that are not burdens are also part of the recognition of your own high sensitivity. Be honest in choosing your answers even though that might be a bit tricky.

  1. Are you aware of subtle signals in your environment?

  2. How do you deal with atmospheres, moods and emotions of other people?

  3. How sensitive are you to pain and how do you deal with it?

  4. Do you notice a need during busy days to retreat to your bed or a dark room or another place where you can be undisturbed alone? Without you then yourself away from the rest of the world?

  5. Do you generally easily get overwhelmed by incentives such as bright light, strong smells, coarse tissues or specific sounds?

  6. Do you think you have a rich and complex inner experience?

  7. How do you feel in an environment with loud noises?

  8. Do you notice that you are more startled than others?

  9. Do you get a rushed feeling if you have to do a lot in a short period of time?

  10. Do you easily get annoyed when people try to let you do many things at the same time?

  11. Are you doing your best not to make mistakes and / or forget things?

  12. Do you prefer to avoid violent films or TV shows?

  13. How do you feel when there is a lot around you?

  14. Are your mood and concentration strongly influenced when you feel hungry?

  15. Do changes in life easily out of balance?

  16. Is it very important for you to avoid situations that make you upset or overloaded?

  17. Imagine, for example, you are looked at by other people at work. Do you become so nervous and tense that your performance is much less than normal?

  18. Were you as a child seen as shy by your parents and teachers?

  19. Can you plan good business and structure in your activities?

  20. Do you have trouble expressing your own opinions?

  21. Do you recognize the feeling that you want to care for the other person so that the person feels good or is relieved in activities by your help?

  22. Will you fall in love quickly?

  23. Are you interested in spiritual topics, meaning, life questions or awareness?

  24. Are you often thinking about how other people can think about you?

  25. How does your body respond to situations with above-average stress?

  26. Are you someone who can inspire and motivate other people?

  27. What does not sleep with you enough?

  28. Do you find yourself a perfectionist?

  29. Can you indicate your own limits?

  30. Someone is not comfortable in his skin or has visible problems. How do you deal with that?

  31. How do you deal with your enthusiasm that you can have for different situations?

  32. What does the verb 'must' mean to you?