Thursday, August 14, 2014

An Empathy Quiz

At The Daily Prism, we often highlight words like empathy and compassion.  We feel that when these two elements of human behavior are more prominent, a path to both personal and communal peace shows itself.  

"Empathy is the ability to sense other people’s emotions, coupled with the ability to imagine what someone else might be thinking or feeling. Research suggests that empathic people tend to be more generous and concerned with others’ welfare, and they also tend to have happier relationships and greater personal well-being. Empathy can also improve leadership ability and facilitate effective communication,"  writes the Greater Good website.

Do you consider yourself empathetic?  Are you unsure?  Do you want to discover the level of your empathy?  Well, there's a test for that.

"The quiz will help you find out. It draws from three scientifically validated scales that researchers have created to measure empathy: the Toronto Empathy Questionnaire, developed by Nathan Spreng and his colleagues; the Interpersonal Reactivity Index, developed by Mark Davis; and the Emotion Specific Empathy Questionnaire, developed by Sally Olderbak and her colleagues."


Visit the Greater Good website and take their Empathy Quiz.





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