Do you often feel too much for others? Do you think you have a high level of empathy? Take these 10 questions and find out just how empathetic you are!
If you see an old woman who needs help loading groceries into her car, what do you do?
I stop what I'm doing to help
I offer to help her
I keep doing whatever I was doing
I ignore her and move on
If a homeless man asks you for a dollar, how do you respond?
I give him a dollar
I give him all that I can
I go buy him food instead
I tell him I don't have the money
I ignore him
Does seeing a tragic story on the news affect you emotionally?
When a friend or family member experiences a loss, how do you feel?
I feel their pain
I feel sorry for them
I feel bad but try to help
It doesn't bother me much
Do you consider yourself a team player or a lone wolf?
A little bit of both
How do you react when someone vents to you?
I listen completely and then give them advice
I do whatever I can to help them feel better
I try to distract them from their problems
I half listen
If you see an animal being abused, what do you do?
I try to help it in any way I can
I call the proper authorities
I adopt it and give it a good home
I feel bad but do nothing
Are you an idealist or a realist?
I'm not sure
How critical are you of other people?
I'm never critical
I can be a bit critical
I don't judge others because I don't like to be judged
I'm a bit judgmental
Do you get excited when other people get excited?
You are completely empathetic. You truly feel the plight of other people and can often internalize their feelings and problems as your own. There is not much that you wouldn't do to help a fellow human being.
You are entirely empathetic. You have the rare and amazing ability to put yourself in other people's shoes and view the world from their perspective. Because of this, you can completely understand what another person is experiencing, and help them the best you can.
You are very empathetic. You hate to see another person in crisis or in need. You do whatever you can to help a person who is in need, even if it means inconveniencing yourself.
Kind of Empathetic
You are kind of empathetic. You can always internalize the feelings of your friends and family, but you have a more difficult time feeling deeply for those outside of your circle.
You are lacking empathy. Although you would do anything for a friend or family member in need you don't like to step outside of your familial circle to help those you don't know. You often have a difficult time understanding what another person may be feeling and why they may be feeling that way.