Emotions are essential components of each person and society as a whole. It is emotions that make us human. It is crucial not only to express emotions but also to understand the feelings of the interlocutor.
The ability to empathize, express sympathy and comprehend other people's emotional state is called empathy. With its help, one can go beyond ourselves, understand the emotions of another person, and put ourselves in their shoes.
Determine your level of empathy
This test is designed to determine the level of your empathy and highlight its main parameters. Empathy is especially important for a specific group of people. Here we mean the professional field. First of all, they are psychologists and psychotherapists, teachers and educators, doctors, and nurses. For example, doctors with a high level of empathy are better at motivating patients to adhere to treatment and, as a result, are more likely to help sick people to recover.
This ability is for sure important not only for work but also for establishing trusting and comfortable relationships. In any life situation, you need to be able to pay attention to another person's feelings and respond with the correct reaction to them.
You will be offered 36 simple statements regarding your nature. There is no wrong or right anwers, just answer honestly yes or no without hesitation for a long time.
Note that this test is provided for educational purposes only, and its questions and results can in no way be interpreted as a specialist or doctor’s advice.
1. I have a habit of carefully studying people's faces and behavior to understand their character, inclinations, abilities.
2. I usually stay calm, even when the environment seems nervous.
3. I trust the arguments of my reason more than my intuition.
4. I consider it entirely appropriate to be interested in the personal problems of my colleagues.
5. If necessary, I can quickly gain the trust of any person.
6. Usually, I identify my soul mate in a new person from the very first sight.
7. I usually start a conversation on the topics of life, work, politics with random fellow travelers on a train or plane out of curiosity.
8. I lose my mind if others are upset about something.
9. My intuition is a more reliable means than knowledge or experience for understanding others.
10. I find it inappropriate to show curiosity about the private life of another person.