How Mentally Guarded Are You?

Being an empath, it's usually very easy to discern people's emotions and mental well-being at a mere glance; even so, people have varying level of resistance to this ability, as some are more closed off than others. Find out if you have what it takes to block out an empath - or if you're an empath yourself.

Alyssa Mainwaring
On Mar 29, 2017

First things first: what's your favourite colour? (Yes, this affects your end result. Consider this a warm-up question.)

...Okay, so what if I told you your last question actually didn't matter?

What do you enjoy to do in your free time?

When certain people walk into a room, do you feel a different emotion than from before they did?

Do you ever have mood swings?

Be honest here. Do you know what an empath is?

Have you ever cried while watching a movie?

When trying to find out something about a specific person, like a friend, what do you look for?

Are some people easier to tell what's going on with them than others?

Where do you feel strong emotions?

Did you wince when you saw this picture?

Why (not)?

Have you ever been told you're sensitive?

Now, do you BELIEVE you're sensitive?

Are you easily startled by loud noises?

Do you find it easy to transition to a topic YOU want to talk about with relative ease so it doesn't seem forced?

Do you feel overwhelmed when in crowds?

The next few questions are optional. Answer them if you feel like it to get a more accurate response.

You are...

You like...

You are...

Alright, we're done! Did you enjoy this quiz?

Last thing: how mentally strong do you think you are already?

You are mentally ironclad.

You are mentally ironclad.

Wow, awesome! You're pretty good at hiding your emotions, or you are actually quite mentally strong. You can easily resist worldly things (scary movies? pfft) and you only let your guard down for few to little things if anything. Don't be too guarded, though - it can make life less enjoyable, y'know?

You are mentally developed.

You are mentally developed.

Awesome! Mentally-developed people have a sort of balance between the two extremes of sensitivity, and you're somewhere right in the centre or a bit off to one side or another. You also have the capacity to be - gasp - an empath! Not many people are - only about 5% of the population, according to multiple online studies - so good for you!

Empaths are very complicated creatures - it's hard to distinguish between your own feelings and others, so if you got this result you had a tendency on the test to refer to yourself when you talked about emotions. In that case you may or may not have empath capabilities, but a few searches on Google about the defining traits of 'empath' and a few introspection sessions will solve that for you.

Nonetheless, please visit this site for me?:

https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test

While it's not a site meant for exclusively empaths, but it can definitely help in identifying who you are as a person. Google can help you elsewhere.

(P.S: Don't try to use shielding / wall techniques. Those don't help and drain more energy than they keep out.)

You have some mental strength.

You have some mental strength.

It is moderately easy to put you off, aggravate you, knock you off your mental guard, or stress you out. If you've ever been told to have thicker skin though - that's not something that you should listen to. Sensitive people are sensitive for a reason, and maybe you're receiving emotions from other people that are overwhelming you instead of your own. It would be good to invest in something, some place, or some person that calms you and helps you find your centre once more.

You have little to no resistance.

You have little to no resistance.

Hey, at least you got some. Better than none. However, it is rather easy to put you off, aggravate you, knock you off your mental guard, or stress you out. If you've ever been told to have thicker skin though - that's not something that you should listen to. Sensitive people are sensitive for a reason, and maybe you're receiving emotions from other people that are overwhelming you instead of your own. It would be good to invest in something, some place, or some person that calms you and helps you find your centre once more.

You have absolutely no resistance.

You have absolutely no resistance.

Oh my. It is EXTREMELY easy to put you off, aggravate you, knock you off your mental guard, or stress you out. If you've ever been told to have thicker skin though - that's not something that you should listen to. Sensitive people are sensitive for a reason, and maybe you're receiving emotions from other people that are overwhelming you instead of your own. It would be good to invest in something, some place, or some person that calms you and helps you find your centre once more.

You are yourself an empath, or you have the mindset to be one.

You are yourself an empath, or you have the mindset to be one.

Hey, you and me, right? If you got this result, congratulations, you've made it into the 5% of the global population that has some sense of this ability. Empaths are very complicated creatures - it's hard to distinguish between your own feelings and others, so if you got this result you had a tendency on the test to refer to other people when you talked about emotions. In that case - you have a unique blessing which I'm not qualified to talk about, even though I'm relatively experienced in this topic. Visit this site for me?:

https://www.16personalities.com/free-personality-test

While it's not a site meant for exclusively empaths, but it can definitely help in identifying who you are as a person. Google can help you when it comes to defining 'empath'.

(P.S: Don't try to use shielding / wall techniques. Those don't help and drain more energy than they keep out.)