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Do You Have A High Or Low Pain Tolerance?

Pass the ibuprofen, please.

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Heads up: These scenarios refer to pain from injuries and other everyday painful situations, not chronic pain — which is a whooole different beast. You can read more about that here.

  1. 1. You're walking and you stub your toe pretty hard, what do you do?

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    Scream and start tearing uncontrollably.
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    Grunt and immediately crouch down gripping your toe in pain.
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    Flinch and wait for the initial pain to subside, which it usually does pretty quickly.
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    Pause, make sure it's okay, then move on with your day.
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    Just keep walking, because you probably didn't even notice.
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1. You're walking and you stub your toe pretty hard, what do you do?
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    Scream and start tearing uncontrollably.
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    Grunt and immediately crouch down gripping your toe in pain.
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    Flinch and wait for the initial pain to subside, which it usually does pretty quickly.
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    Pause, make sure it's okay, then move on with your day.
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    Just keep walking, because you probably didn't even notice.
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  1. 2. Do you ever have scrapes and bruises, and have no idea how you got them?

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    Yes, all the time!
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    Yeah, every now and then.
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    Sometimes, but I always remember how I got the big bruises and scrapes.
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    No, I definitely feel every time I get injured.
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2. Do you ever have scrapes and bruises, and have no idea how you got them?
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    Yes, all the time!
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    Yeah, every now and then.
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    Sometimes, but I always remember how I got the big bruises and scrapes.
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    No, I definitely feel every time I get injured.
  1. 3. Have you ever cried/teared up from physical pain?

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    Yup, I cry every time I get hurt.
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    Sometimes, but only if it's really intense pain.
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    I've never experienced enough pain to tear up.
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    Nope. I actually kind of like the pain.
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3. Have you ever cried/teared up from physical pain?
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    Yup, I cry every time I get hurt.
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    Sometimes, but only if it's really intense pain.
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    I've never experienced enough pain to tear up.
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    Nope. I actually kind of like the pain.
  1. 4. Have you ever brushed off pain only to find out later that it was a more serious injury?

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    Yes, all the time. It's a problem.
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    Yeah, every now and then.
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    Maybe once or twice.
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    Nope, never done that.
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4. Have you ever brushed off pain only to find out later that it was a more serious injury?
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    Yes, all the time. It's a problem.
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    Yeah, every now and then.
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    Maybe once or twice.
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    Nope, never done that.
  1. 5. Are you incredibly careful about doing things that could cause potential pain? (ie. rock climbing, skateboarding, getting pregnant, grilling, fireworks, football, etc.)

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    Yes, definitely. Pain sucks.
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    Yes, but only if it's really dangerous.
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    Sometimes, if I decide the pain wouldn't be worth it.
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    No I never take possible pain into consideration.
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5. Are you incredibly careful about doing things that could cause potential pain? (ie. rock climbing, skateboarding, getting pregnant, grilling, fireworks, football, etc.)
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    Yes, definitely. Pain sucks.
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    Yes, but only if it's really dangerous.
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    Sometimes, if I decide the pain wouldn't be worth it.
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    No I never take possible pain into consideration.
  1. 6. Do you mind getting shots?

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    Absolutely. They sting and I hate them.
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    Sometimes. It depends on what type of shot.
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    Sometimes; depends on if I have someone with me or not.
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    Nope, I don't mind shots at all.
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6. Do you mind getting shots?
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    Absolutely. They sting and I hate them.
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    Sometimes. It depends on what type of shot.
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    Sometimes; depends on if I have someone with me or not.
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    Nope, I don't mind shots at all.
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  1. 7. On average, how often do you resort to medication in order to help get rid of pain?

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    Once a day.
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    Once or twice a week.
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    A few times per week.
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    A few times per month.
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    A few times per year.
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    I never take medication for pain.
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7. On average, how often do you resort to medication in order to help get rid of pain?
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    Once a day.
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    Once or twice a week.
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    A few times per week.
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    A few times per month.
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    A few times per year.
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    I never take medication for pain.
  1. 8. What level of pain (from 1-10 with 10 being the highest) do you have to feel before you decide to take medication?

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    I wouldn't take medication.
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8. What level of pain (from 1-10 with 10 being the highest) do you have to feel before you decide to take medication?
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    I wouldn't take medication.
  1. 9. If you have a big cut, scrape, or rash on your body, and you have to take a shower, what do you do?

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    Put off taking a shower because it's going to sting as soon as the water touches it!
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    Take a shower, but try to maneuver carefully so it doesn't get wet.
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    Tape up the injury so it can't get wet during the shower.
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    Jump in the water immediately and grit through the pain.
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    It's just a normal shower for me because getting water in cuts isn't painful.
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9. If you have a big cut, scrape, or rash on your body, and you have to take a shower, what do you do?
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    Put off taking a shower because it's going to sting as soon as the water touches it!
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    Take a shower, but try to maneuver carefully so it doesn't get wet.
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    Tape up the injury so it can't get wet during the shower.
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    Jump in the water immediately and grit through the pain.
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    It's just a normal shower for me because getting water in cuts isn't painful.
  1. 10. Is there anything that you think has increased your pain tolerance?

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    Yeah, I play sports.
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    Yep, I've given birth.
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    Yes, I have a chronic illness.
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    Yes, I'm in military.
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    Nah, my level of pain tolerance is what it is.
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10. Is there anything that you think has increased your pain tolerance?
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    Yeah, I play sports.
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    Yep, I've given birth.
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    Yes, I have a chronic illness.
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    Yes, I'm in military.
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    Nah, my level of pain tolerance is what it is.
  1. 11. Do you feel like you experience pain differently from those around you?

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    Yes. I feel like I'm always in more pain than everyone else.
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    Sometimes. Things seem to hurt me more than they hurt others.
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    No, I'm usually on par with everyone else.
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    Sometimes. I feel like things don't hurt as much as others say they do.
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    Yes. I feel like I don't experience the pain that everyone else talks about.
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11. Do you feel like you experience pain differently from those around you?
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    Yes. I feel like I'm always in more pain than everyone else.
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    Sometimes. Things seem to hurt me more than they hurt others.
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    No, I'm usually on par with everyone else.
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    Sometimes. I feel like things don't hurt as much as others say they do.
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    Yes. I feel like I don't experience the pain that everyone else talks about.
  1. 12. Does pain tend to wake you up in the middle of the night? (ie. if you have a cut, bruise, headache, injury, etc.)

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    Yes, all the time. If I'm hurt, it's impossible to get a good night's sleep.
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    Sometimes, depending on if I roll onto the place of injury.
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    No, I've never woken up from pain.
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    It really just depends on how significant the injury is.
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12. Does pain tend to wake you up in the middle of the night? (ie. if you have a cut, bruise, headache, injury, etc.)
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    Yes, all the time. If I'm hurt, it's impossible to get a good night's sleep.
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    Sometimes, depending on if I roll onto the place of injury.
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    No, I've never woken up from pain.
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    It really just depends on how significant the injury is.
  1. 13. If you have any sort of pain is it hard for you to concentrate or function?

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    Yes, I can't get anything done if my body is hurting.
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    It's annoying, but I can usually get some stuff done.
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    No, I completely forget about it.
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13. If you have any sort of pain is it hard for you to concentrate or function?
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    Yes, I can't get anything done if my body is hurting.
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    It's annoying, but I can usually get some stuff done.
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    No, I completely forget about it.
  1. 14. How would you rate your own pain tolerance on a scale of 1 to 5? (Be honest!)

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    5 — Incredibly high
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    3 — Average
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    1 — Everything hurts all the time
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14. How would you rate your own pain tolerance on a scale of 1 to 5? (Be honest!)
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    5 — Incredibly high
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    4 — Above average
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    3 — Average
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    2 — Below average
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    1 — Everything hurts all the time

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