Neojungian Sensitivity Test


What is it that drives a type to favor intuition over sensing? Intuition is an imaginative response, it’s to envision, it’s to have ideas, it’s to make deductions, to form theories, and to process complexity. Sensing is an attention process. It’s to take in, to study, to see, to touch, to hold. While a person can do both of these things, some people appear to favor one over the other. The neojungian theory is as follows: Intuitive types have a sensitivity to sensory stimulation.

Sensing types have a sensitivity to inner stimulation. By sensitivity, we mean a heightened response to these activities. A sensing type will more quickly feel “filled up” if they must use their imagination and their own head to process information. An intuitive type on the other hand, will have a heightened response to sounds, visuals, and touch, compared to the sensing type.

This heightened response is what drives some people to favor intuition: because when your sensory glass is filled up, you begin to tune out and filter outer information. For the sensing type, the situation is the reverse, when the mind is filled up, sensations are the way to calm down and refresh the mind. Generally, while an intuitive can find sensory stimuli thrilling, fascinating, and stimulating, eventually, the energy begins to overwhelm the intuitive type. And while the sensing type can enjoy speculation, after a while, it begins to overwhelm the sensing type. Our test differs from normal HSP tests in that it also factors in extroversion and introversion, creating two distinct HSP types: The sensation / seeking type (ESXX), the sensitive / seeking type (ENXX), the sensitive / cautious type (INXX), and the sensation / cautious (ISXX) types.

1.I react normally to touch
2.I have a mild response to sensory information
3.I find it refreshing to have things to touch, hold, and smell
4.I find repetition calming
5.I find visions and ideas unsettling
6.Intense environments tend to fill me with energy
7.I don’t need a notice before changes happen
8.I don’t need to balance sensory stimulation
9.I respond strongly to bright lights
10.I enjoy silence
11.Complexity drains me of energy
12.I have a strong need for quick action
13.I prefer to keep a swift pace
14.Art and visuals can provoke a strong response in me
15.I enjoy to rest and center my thoughts
16.I find it hard to control my actions
17.Slow actions tend to make me unsettled
18.I like to be close to where the action happens
19.I tend to be the one to make things happen
20.I like to keep my distance to things
21.I like quick changes and new information
22.I prefer to take my time to think about something
23.I tend to take things slow and steady
24.I have to actively tell myself to slow down
25.It feels natural for me to stay on the move
26.New information tends to throw me off my course
27.I react a lot to touch
28.Parties and intense situations drain me of energy
29.I don’t need to stop or take breaks to feel safe
30.I have to actively push myself to keep moving forward
31.When I have to push myself forward, I become anxious
32.I tend to feel more centred when I reflect on my history
33.I have a normal reaction to eye contact
34.I need a balance of sensory stimulation
35.Loud noises produce strong responses in me
36.I enjoy touching other people mid conversation
37.My mind is more calm and steady when nothing is happening around me
38.I am easily startled
39.My senses are quickly satisfied
40.I tune out of conversations and activities


About Erik Thor

I am an INFJ and I want to combat the stereotypes and help promote personality psychology that doesn't limit or mistype you.