Are you empathetic towards others?
Do you really feel sympathy with them?
Are you TRUE to yourself and your needs?
Do you FEAR instead of LOVE?
Do others feel comfortable interacting with you, and sharing their thoughts and beliefs?
Do you allow people to be themselves, or are you quick to judge them?
Do you go with the flow of life, or are you more controlling?
QUIZ: Test YOUR Empathy Level Now!
The SCORING results for the 12 questions are given at the end.
Select one of the answers to each item as it currently applies to you.
12-19: You seem to be an arch controller. Lacking trust in life and others (you are likely to think they are all evil!), you really don't feel any empathy with them, because it is all about you and what you wish to happen. However, as life hardly ever goes to plan, you are bound to have a lot of disappoints, frustrations and failures living in that one-sided way. You would be a very pessimistic and gloomy person, one who is hard to please.
20-28: You yearn to be happy but this level is too low to make you feel proud of you. You have probably achieved a lot but you are so busy living in the past and focusing on the sad negative aspects of life, the present and your future are passing you by. You are likely to be envious of the good fortune of others, yet that only brings more disappoinment to you. You tend to judge quickly and not allow people to be themselves because you don't accept yourself either. Yet, you have to look at yourself in a positive way before you can truly empathise or accept others in an empathetic way.
29-40: You are not quite sure of who you are and so you are likely to be living a confusing and unhappy existence because you are not authentic. You tend to seek approval and do things to impress which might make you come across as mercenary or manipulative. You are so focused on your needs, you often miss that of others. And as you are not really being sensitive to them, they would find it hard to be sensitive to you too. Yet, when you feel good, you can be empathetic, though the occasions are not enough.
41-52: You are a most empathetic person, especially when things are going your way. You allow people to be themselves, but mainly when it doesn't feel too threatening to you. You are still unsure of who you are and what you want, though you would have had lots of things going right in your life. Authenticity would seem to be your main flaw - not really being yourself or being honest with your needs. Just who are you? What do you really want and will you actually find the honesty and courage to get it?
53-60: You are a very empathetic person. People and their needs come first for you. You tend to be strong, authentic, forthright, transparent and unselfish. You draw people with your empathy who are inclined to share things with you. People feel comfortable with your presence, though they might interpret your laid back style - of allowing them to be themselves - as uncaring or disinterested.
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