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How Hypnotizable are you?

Everyone can be hypnotized. However, some people are more hypnotizable than others. In which category do you fall? In order to find out, print this page and complete all ten questions in the Hypnotizability Profile below by marking/ circling only one answer per question. When finished, add the points from your answers and the total will be your score. The Answer Key at the bottom will interpret your score. For your convenience, this is a printer friendly page.

Hypnotizability Profile

1. I am between:
  1. 18-30 (4 points)
  2. 31-40 (3 points)
  3. 41-50 (3 points)
  4. 51-60 (2 points)
  5. 60+ (1 point)
2. I am:
  1. male (3 points)
  2. female (4 points)
3. I daydream:
  1. a lot (4 points)
  2. rarely (1 point)
  3. sometimes (3 points)
4. I am optimistic:
  1. most of the time (4 points)
  2. sometimes (3 points)
  3. rarely (1 point)
5. I am the leader of the group:
  1. most of the time (1 point)
  2. sometimes (3 points)
  3. I am the laid back type (4 points)
6. I like to read:
  1. history books (2 points)
  2. don?t like to read (1 point)
  3. I am a sci-fi nut (4 points)
  4. the newspaper (2 points)
  5. romance (3 points)
  6. fiction (4 points)
7. I am:
  1. easily distracted when reading (2 points)
  2. not distracted when reading (4 points)
  3. I don?t like to read (1 point)
  4. sometimes I am distracted (3 points)
8. I am:
  1. an introvert or home body (4 points)
  2. somewhat sociable (2 points)
  3. I am the life of the party, baby! (3 points)
9. I am:
  1. an artist (4 points)
  2. military soldier (4 points)
  3. corporate executive (1 point)
  4. secretary (4 points)
  5. student (4 points)
  6. manufacturer (3 points)
  7. white collar other (3 points)
  8. blue collar other (2 points)
10. I am good with:
  1. following orders (4 points)
  2. have a hard time with authority (1 point)
  3. can go either way (3 points)

Total Points : _________


Answer Key

If you scored:

15 points or under = you are in the hypnoidal stage: a light stage or first stage of hypnosis where the hypnotherapist may use indirect suggestions. Daydreaming is a natural stage of hypnoidal. People in this category may have up to 25% natural amnesia during hypnosis. Self-hypnosis is also achieved in this stage.

16-30 points = you are in the cataleptic stage: a medium stage of hypnosis where the hypnotherapist may use a majority of indirect suggestions and possibly, where a situation necessitates, some direct suggestion. Large muscle groups such as arms, hands and legs can be controlled in this stage. It is in this category where most general clinical work is done.

31-40 points = you are in the somnambulistic stage: the deepest stage of hypnosis where the hypnotherapist will be equally effective using both direct and indirect suggestions. This person will respond to suggested amnesia, anesthesia, hallucinations, and will relinquish control of the five senses. It is in this category where childbirth, surgeries or dentistry may be done without the use of chemicals.