• This test will tell you your Empathy Quotient.

     

    Empathy is about spontaneously and naturally tuning into the other person's thoughts and feelings, whatever these might be [...]There are two major elements to empathy. The first is the cognitive component: Understanding the others feelings and the ability to take their perspective [...] the second element to empathy is the affective component. This is an observers appropriate emotional response to another person's emotional state.

    -Simon Baron-Cohen (2003)

     

    Simon Baron-Cohen and S. Wheelwright produced a scale to measure empathy called the Empathy Quotient, or EQ. This test is directly and accurately based on that scale as it too is a self report questionnaire. Rate how each of the follwoing 60 statements correspond with your natural thoughts or behavior. Answer truthfully, not wishfully.