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Come on bleeding hearts and Patrick Bateman clones, step right up.
Fucking exam and a half here
I got a measly 54 out of 80.
I don't like these tests, seems like they completely miss out the most basic element of empathy which is caring about others, in favour of focussing on not being able to read others which is a different thing. The guy that came up with it is a total chump with his 'extreme male brain' theory and 'science of evil' book are pretty irresponsible treatments of sensitive subjects
you bum snot
Think it is in the way it is generally used, feeling bad when bad things happen to others is empathy, how is that not about caring for others. Think sometimes the concept us split into emotional empathy and cognitive empathy, tests like this measure the later and then make claims about the former
I suppose not, but still my issue with these tests (and what I know if Simon Baron-Coen in general) is that he relates not being able to read people and take others perspectives with psychopathy and 'evil' when actual psychopaths can be extremely skilled in these areas and use it to their advantage as they don't care about the people they can read. So I guess my issue with this kind of stuff is that empathy is a complex concept not fully captured in tests like this, or inline with common usage. I got a 13, just means I can't read people or express myself well, I don't think that should mean I have low empathy
It's about being able to to understand another person's condition from their perspective.
It is true, however, that those who are most able to empathise are also the most inclined to care for others.
I disagree that is just one aspect psychologists call 'cognitive empathy' affective or 'emotional empathy' is another aspect, more about the subjective feeling of feeling for others. Someone could have low cognitive empathy and not realise they have upset someone, but upon realising feel awful about it though not necessarily be able to express that. These people would be considered low empathy according to tests like this, which I don't think matches the common usage of the word
I think you're reading a lot into the Ali G character there pal
He is actually the cousin of the Ali G actor. he is really terrible, real shame he is the go to 'expert' in the country when his work isn't widely supported, go on an autism forum and search for his name
i am doomed
A little bit anyway.
thought it might be a bit mor ethan that tbh
well good at understanding how people are feeling and responding appropriately, not so good at actually giving a shit really and getting emotionally involved at all
Both for score and reasoning.
Online Empathy Test
by saps , 26 Aug 12:35 8 replies 26 Aug 12:58
Things you could not give a fuck about
by Balonz , 26 Aug 10:56 84 replies 26 Aug 12:57
I did a 100 question situational test last year intended for First level Doctors (I meant to do one for nursing) which judged how well you would do in various patient and colleague based hospital situations and got 85%.
68 x 1.25 = 85. Bang on 85% again.
"Scores of 30 or less indicate a lack of empathy common in people with Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome."
sitting in a room not talking to each other?
Yay I'm a psycho.
the psycho club
literally cannot understand how some of you have scored so low
I get unreasonably irritated when the questions use words like "any", "every" or "always." If I can think of a single, halfway reasonable alternate case I'll strongly disagree for effect.
Always used to enjoy filling in the "Any other comments" section on shitty workplace satisfaction surveys with this line of reasoning as well. Actually, that probably makes me a nutter, doesn't it?
these things are obviously a bit crap as surely everyone will put 'yes i am lovely' and answer no to 'are you shit at talking to people you rude cunt?'
because my preferred answer to just about every question, "don't give a shit", wasn't in the options.
I think I've become quite empathetic in a way similar to TV serial killer, Dexter. I've had to make an effort to learn it, but now I'm an emotionally detached master of reading people. Read into that what you will.
Think some of these questions really lack validity
41. I can easily tell if someone else is interested or bored with what I am saying.
44. I can sense if I am intruding, even if the other person doesn’t tell me.
The people who are the worst at these kind of things wouldn't actually be able to know they are bad at these things so wouldn't be able answer accurately
Think the people with high scores just pick the answers society expects of them and aren't to be trusted.
Your Empathy Quotient score was 20 out of a possible 80.
Scores of 30 or less indicate a lack of empathy common in people with Autism or Asperger’s Syndrome.