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    Simon Baren-Cohen's research kicks all sorts of ass. "Zero Degrees of Empathy" is a great read.

    His Empathy Quotient is meant to be a scale on how "dual-minded" or empathetic one is. It's morphed into part of a larger Emphathizing-systemizing framework. More rough information on E-S can be found here.



    Here's a test based on his Empathy Quotient. The test itself seems less impressive than his research overall, but.. I dunno, it's a test, and we like our tests.

    I scored 67.

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    44. Somewhere between a woman and a man.
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    28... wow, that's terrible. I thought I was good at reading people too.

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    I scored 20. Something's wrong. I don't have Aspergers.

    I'll artificially raise it to 33.

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    I don't like this test. It doesn't matter what I scored in empathy, it only matters that it's really obvious to see how to score high. And to do so requires a predictive, pretentious, presumptuous mind-set that I really try to resist.

    Let's look at a couple of questions here:

    58. I am good at predicting what someone will do.

    Now, if you say you strongly agree with that, it raises your empathy score. In my mind, it's ballsy to say you strongly agree. It diminishes the individual to a behavioural equation, and I don't like that kind of thinking.

    1. I can easily tell if someone else wants to enter a conversation.

    Again, same answer. If I answer strongly agree, I am presuming to know what people want, not actually know what they want. If you start talking to someone, of course they will likely speak back. This does not mean they wish to converse.

    29. I can't always see why someone should have felt offended by a remark.

    Answering this as slightly disagree vs strongly disagree again commits the error of presumption. But it raises your empathy score! I've met a lot of people who think they KNOW this stuff, but in reality, they simply project their own answers over top of another person and run with that.

    Who goes to the trouble of actually asking? That would indicate a higher empathy, to me.
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    other things become ugly.
    When people see some things as good,
    other things become bad."
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    Yeah. I think if you answer "definitely agree" to many of those questions, it automatically qualifies you as empathic or sympathetic.

    They make a mistake when they then try to turn it into a quantitative test methinks.
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    Holy crap...I got 15!

    It can't be true!

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    The test is not "how empathetic are you?" but "how empathetic do you think you are?"

    Still though I am not criticizing the overall topic as surely it will be worthy of much debate.

    I got scored basically a social retard (26 lol) which is not the case. I just don't call myself a mind-reader. People who think they are, may not be.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Redbone View Post
    Holy crap...I got 15!

    It can't be true!
    You have plenty of empathy. It's not a good test.

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    Omg I got 34

    @bologna
    What did you answer to get such a high score???

    Is there a correlation to MBTI?

    Edit: Here's a systemizing quotient test to get your type
    http://glennrowe.net/BaronCohen/Syst...gQuotient.aspx

    I scored 20

    That means I'm there in the graphic:
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