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Are You Too Sensitive?

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1. I tend to be very sensitive to pain.
2. When I must compete or be observed while performing a task, I do much worse than I would otherwise.
3. I have a rich and complex inner life.
4. Other people's moods affect me.
5. I am conscientious.
6. I notice and enjoy delicate or fine scents, tastes, sounds, and works of art.
7. 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 arrangement).
8. I find it unpleasant to have a lot going on at once.
9. Being very hungry creates a strong reaction in me, disrupting my concentration or mood.
10. I try to avoid violent movies and TV shows.
11. When I was a child, my parents or teachers seemed to see me as sensitive or shy.
12. I find myself needing to withdraw during busy days, into bed or a darkened room or anyplace where I can have some privacy and relief from stimulation.
13. I am easily overwhelmed by things like bright lights, strong smells, coarse fabrics, or loud sirens.
14. I am particularly sensitive to the effects of caffeine.
15. I startle easily.