Elaine Aron, who authored the book "The Highly Sensitive Person", says that about 20% of humans (and other species) have an innate temperament with high levels of "sensory processing sensitivity", a different way of approaching life when compared with the less sensitive. The four main characteristics of this temperament have been described with the "DOES" acronym:
D= Depth of Processing. We observe and mull it over before we act. We reflect upon lessons learned from our and othersí experiences.
O= Overstimulated. Since we notice more in any situation, we will hit that overstimulated point before a non-HSP. Moderately arousing settings can seem over-arousing to an HSP.
E= Emotional reactivity. We have strong emotional reactions, and we are in tune with othersí emotional cues, which makes us very empathetic.
S= Subtle Stimuli. We notice subtle stimuli in the environment that others donít.
Aron created a test to determine if a person falls into HSP range. A score of 14 or more on this test denotes an HSP (my personal score is 16). This test was given in the NF section, and about 90% of NFs scored in HSP range. So I thought I'd bring it here and see how the NTs score on it. I expect either no, or next-to-no ENTXs will score with this temperament but I might be surprised by what I see. Anyways, feel free to take it, share results and personal life stories.