Test your empathy by taking this online EQ test. It takes a couple of minutes to complete.

EMPATHY TEST

Instruction: For each item, choose the answer most relevant to you

1. It would make me uncomfortable to be late for a meeting or get-together
  • Not at all
  • A little bit
  • To some extent
  • To a significant extent
  • To a great extent

2. When I am talking to someone, I also focus on my listener’s reactions
  • Always
  • Often
  • Sometimes
  • Rarely
  • Never

3. Even if the listener may not like or appreciate it, I prefer speaking my mind
  • Always
  • Often
  • Sometimes
  • Rarely
  • Never

4. When I express my difference in opinion I avoid making remarks that might be perceived as personal attacks
  • Always
  • Often
  • Sometimes
  • Rarely
  • Never

5. Even if I don’t agree with another person’s point of view, I can appreciate our differences of opinion
  • Always
  • Often
  • Sometimes
  • Rarely
  • Never

6. At times, people seem not appreciate my genuine concern and willingness to help
  • Hardly ever
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Always

7. I feel complete when I can reach out and help others
  • Stronly agree
  • Agree
  • Parly agree
  • Rarely
  • Never

8. My jokes would be rated as funny by most people
  • Hardly ever
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Very often

9. People find my jokes mocking or offensive
  • Hardly ever
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Very often

10. If someone feels uncomfortable attending a party, I’m quick to spot it
  • Hardly ever
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Always

11. I feel unsure of how to behave in social situations
  • Never
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Very often

12. I can sense when someone is ready to pour out his or her feelings to share them with me
  • Hardly ever
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Most of the time
  • Always

13. I find it hard to see why people get so upset about some things
  • Never
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Very often

14. I get emotionally involved when a friend of mine is distressed about something
  • Hardly ever
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Most of the time
  • Always

15. Maintaining close relationships seem overwhelming to me
  • Never
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Most of the time
  • Always

16. I find it hard to be patient with others
  • Hardly ever
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Often
  • Very often

17. I can intuitively sense how someone may feel
  • Hardly ever
  • Rarely
  • Sometimes
  • Most of the time
  • Always