Are you new to HSP Tools and the Highly Sensitive Person trait? Welcome! This online platform shares the latest news, tips, tools and resources to help you live your best HSP life.
On this page, we will help you navigate the website so you know exactly where to start and where to go next. We will also share valuable resources to help you learn how to thrive as a Highly Sensitive Person.
Are you ready to dive in?
Let’s get to it.
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Start Here if You’re New to HSP Tools and the HSP Trait
1. Take a Free HSP Test to Know Your Sensitivity Score
Do you know how you score on the Sensitivity Scale? The following HSP tests will help you learn if you are on the low, medium, or high side.
- Free HSP Test by Dr. Elaine N. Aron. Dr. Aron is the pioneer of the HSP trait. Her test has 27 statements.
- Free Sensitivity Quiz by Julie Bjelland – an HSP Psychotherapist. This test includes 45 entries.
- Free Adult Test for HSPs by Sensitivity Research – a platform by researchers sharing the latest research studies about HSPs. This scale has 14 questions.
Find more HSP tests and quizzes in this post.
2. Understand What It Means to Be a Highly Sensitive Person.
Have you taken one (or all three) of the HSP tests above and found you are a Highly Sensitive Person? Now is a great time to learn more about the HSP trait.
Use the following HSP resources to educate yourself:
- Watch this 12-min video by Julie Bjelland. It explains what it means to be Highly Sensitive.
- Watch this YouTube video by Alane Freund. It’s about understanding the Highly Sensitive Person. And at 45 minutes long, it’s one of the best resources you will find.
- Download This Free Letter Explaining High Sensitivity. You can give the letter to your loved ones so they can also learn about the trait.
- Read The Highly Sensitive Person book by Dr Elaine N. Aron – This is the OG of HSP resources. It shares original research on HSPs and explains how sensitive people can thrive in an overwhelming world.
- Get a Copy of The HSP Handbook: This eBook explores a simple way to understand High Sensitivity. It focuses on six main areas and highlights ten things you should know in every chapter.
3. Read Our Most Popular Posts
After understanding what being an HSP means, it’s time to indulge in topic-specific tips and resources. And because you are new to HSP Tools, you can start with the posts our readers love.
These are the most-visited and most-read posts on hsptools.com:
- 10 Things to Do When You Discover You’re a Highly Sensitive Person
- 6 Reasons Anxiety is High in Highly Sensitive Persons (According to an HSP Psychotherapist)
- 5 Ways to Reduce Anxiety as a Highly Sensitive Person (according to an HSP Psychotherapist)
- Meet Dr. Elaine N. Aron – HSP Pioneer, Psychologist, Researcher and Author
- 13 Best Books for the Highly Sensitive Person
4. Browse HSP Resources by Category
We try to categorize every resource we share here on HSP Tools. And whatever we can’t add to available categories ends up in the Blog section or as a standalone item on the menu.
These are the main categories of HSP Tools:
- HSP News
- HSP Tips
- HSP Books
- HSP Blogs & Websites
- HSP Communities
- HSP Courses
- HSP Masterclasses
- HSP Experts (People)
- HSP Podcasts
- HSP Quizzes
- HSP Quotes
Final Word for those New to HSP Tools and the Highly Sensitive Person Trait
New to HSP Tools? Thank you so much for visiting us. And we hope you will love being here.
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Are you new to the Highly Sensitive Person trait? We are so excited for you! There’s so much to discover, and the resources on this website are only a few of what you will encounter.
Every day we learn something new or run into a resource we didn’t know existed. So have fun exploring, and remember that your trait is a gift.