Mehrabian's Emotional Empathy Questionnaire

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Mehrabian's Emotional Empathy Questionnaire
Empathy is a personality trait that defines our ability to be compassionate, show sympathy, and understand the emotional state of the others. Empathy is a partially natural trait but can be developed. Do you have empathy? Could you flex that muscle more? Find out here!

I am sad when I see a stranger who feels lonely among other people

People exaggerate the ability of animals to feel and to worry

I dislike when someone can’t hold his emotions and expresses them in public

I hate when unhappy people feel sorry for themselves

I get nervous when someone around me is being nervous

I thin that crying from happiness is a stupid thing

I take problems of my friends close to heart

Sometimes love songs can evoke lots of emotions inside me

I’m very nervous when I have to deliver bad news

People around me significantly influence my mood

I think that foreigners are cold and dispassionate

I would to get a job that’s related to communicating with people

I don’t get disappointed if my friends make something thoughtless

I enjoy seeing people accepting gifts

I think that lonely people are often unfriendly

I get disappointed if I see another person crying

I feel myself extremely happy when listening to some songs

When I read a book, I always worry about the character, as if they are real people with actual problems

I get angry when I see someone being mistreated

I can keep cool, even if other people around me are worried

When my friend starts discussing his problems with me, I try to change the topic

I dislike when people cry or sigh while watching a movie

The laughter of another person has no influence on me

When I make a decision, I mostly don’t care what people think about it

When I see other people being oppressed with something, I can’t keep peace of mind

I get worried if I see people who are upset over trifles

I get extremely sad seeing animals’ suffering

I find it stupid to worry about anything you read in a book or see in a movie

I get very upset seeing helpless people

Tears of another person irritates me

I get worried when watching a movie

I can be dispassionate to the chaos around me

Small children tend to cry without reason

Very high level of empathy

You can be empathetic more than anyone else. The ability to feel sorry for other people is a valuable quality, but the extreme level of it can lead to emotional dependence on other people, create painful vulnerability, which makes it difficult to effectively socialize and can even cause various psychosomatic diseases. Are your friends capable of empathy? Share a link with them to find out!

High level of empathy

You perfectly understand the feelings and emotions of other people, read them like an open book. This is a very valuable quality that helps you establish long-term and strong relationships with others. Keep in mind that your empathy shouldn’t turn into emotional dependence on other people and painful vulnerability. Are your friends capable of empathy? Share a link with them to find out!

Average level of empathy

You understand the feelings and emotions of other people well. Average (normal) level of empathy in interpersonal relationships allows to judge others by their actions than to believe their emotions. As a rule, such people are in control of their own emotional expressions, but they often find it difficult to predict the development of relationships between people. Are your friends capable of empathy? Share a link with them to find out!

Low level of empathy

It is not easy for you to understand the emotions and worries of other people, because you feel uncomfortable being in a company. You prefer to avoid emotionally stressful situations. At the same time, you show more productivity in individual work than in group work, tend to make rational decisions and value others more for their professional competence and clear mind than for their sensitivity and responsiveness. Are your friends capable of empathy? Share a link with them to find out!

Very low level of empathy

You find it hard to understand the emotions and feelings of others, because people with a low level of empathy have difficulties in establishing contacts with others when it comes to interpersonal relationships, feel uncomfortable in a large company, do not understand emotional expressions and actions, often cannot find mutual understanding with others. However, they are show more productivity in individual work than in group work, and tend to make rational decisions. Are your friends capable of empathy? Share a link with them to find out!