Empathy Quotient

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Imp Emissary:

Beffudled Sheep:
I got 18.
Higher than some other tough guys around here. Seems I have to become more hard bodied.
Now to try and get a 0! :p

Hey bud.

Just wanted to say,

Those goddamned thieves!!!! I curse their blood more than the dragons!

Beffudled Sheep:

Imp Emissary:

Beffudled Sheep:
I got 18.
Higher than some other tough guys around here. Seems I have to become more hard bodied.
Now to try and get a 0! :p

Hey bud.

Just wanted to say,

Those goddamned thieves!!!! I curse their blood more than the dragons!

One thing I did like about the thieves is the at the end of the first and third games after you beat the boss the thieves would go rob his/her gem vault.

:) Made taking the villain's gems even more fun.

Imp Emissary:

Beffudled Sheep:

Imp Emissary:

Hey bud.

Just wanted to say,

Those goddamned thieves!!!! I curse their blood more than the dragons!

One thing I did like about the thieves is the at the end of the first and third games after you beat the boss the thieves would go rob his/her gem vault.

:) Made taking the villain's gems even more fun.

I didn't! Those are my gems dammit!

Awareness of etiquette, politeness and obedience to the perceived obligation to phrase things sensitively is an obstruction to saliency and honesty. Taking those troubles makes communication inefficient at best and ineffective and misleading at worst. I don't do it, and I don't bother long with people who do.

It's up to others to say precisely what they mean.

It's up to others to tell me if something is wrong.

Expression through fashion is crude and pretentious. I don't follow it, and I don't like those who do follow it. But at least they're easy to spot and avoid.

These and other thoughts on the road to my score.
Your score: 8

13! An unlucky number...

if you score 10 or under just double check your hobbies don't include strangling puppies or drowning small children cause as shady as i consider this test to be a score that low still does show near zero respect for the feelings of others

71
awww yeah. nobody show me pictures of puppies in pain I will probably die from heartbreak.

Beffudled Sheep:

Imp Emissary:

Beffudled Sheep:
Those goddamned thieves!!!! I curse their blood more than the dragons!

One thing I did like about the thieves is the at the end of the first and third games after you beat the boss the thieves would go rob his/her gem vault.

:) Made taking the villain's gems even more fun.

I didn't! Those are my gems dammit!

I know. :) That's what makes it so fun to take it from them.

41 for me.
Like others, I'm not entirely sure how accurate this "test" is.

If someone is a huge douchebag and they were bleeding to death I honestly don't think I'd feel any emotions besides the happiness a scumbag human is being erased; but there wasn't much of a question for that.

45.

It's not accurate, though. I'm way higher (I've been told I'm very empathetic), I'm just also quite mild, which people mistake for neutrality. The thing is, I understand WHY you're upset, and I'm a bit upset for those reasons as well, and I want to help you solve the issue, but I'm not a man of huge emotions.

Candidus:
Awareness of etiquette, politeness and obedience to the perceived obligation to phrase things sensitively is an obstruction to saliency and honesty. Taking those troubles makes communication inefficient at best and ineffective and misleading at worst. I don't do it, and I don't bother long with people who do.

It's up to others to say precisely what they mean.

It's up to others to tell me if something is wrong.

Expression through fashion is crude and pretentious. I don't follow it, and I don't like those who do follow it. But at least they're easy to spot and avoid.

These and other thoughts on the road to my score.
Your score: 8

Remind me never to speak to you when I'm upset.

Emotions are real things, you know, ignoring them on a strong-willed quest to be as blunt and "true" as possible just means you're lazy and misguided at best, and an absolute ass at worst.

There's absolutely no effective difference in the truth of the statements "This decision upsets me because it goes against other views I have" and "this decision is stupid and dunderheaded, as far as I can tell", but one will allow for conversation while the other just causes conflict.

And if you're actively LOOKING for conflict because it's "more true", then I'm very glad you've decided to avoid me.

humanizer:
71
awww yeah. nobody show me pictures of puppies in pain I will probably die from heartbreak.

:/ Does that include emotional pain?

jetriot:
68 as a Libertarian. I believe government causes more harm than it does good and that individuals must take responsibility for themselves but I am also good at reading people and understanding the arguments others make. I am also a bit of an activist which makes me a different type of a bleeding heart.

I think another question on the survey should be- Did you cry at the end of the walking dead game? lol

Why do I read this post and think you just answered the questions the way you wanted the score to reflect how you see yourself?

Candidus:
Awareness of etiquette, politeness and obedience to the perceived obligation to phrase things sensitively is an obstruction to saliency and honesty. Taking those troubles makes communication inefficient at best and ineffective and misleading at worst. I don't do it, and I don't bother long with people who do.

It's up to others to say precisely what they mean.

It's up to others to tell me if something is wrong.

Expression through fashion is crude and pretentious. I don't follow it, and I don't like those who do follow it. But at least they're easy to spot and avoid.

These and other thoughts on the road to my score.
Your score: 8

Sociopath or Vulcan? lol

I got 18 which I think is pretty low. I mean I am NOT a particularly empathetic person, but that seems way too low. I may not always like it, but I have no actual problems socializing with strangers or talking to people. So if that's below what someone with Asperger's would apparently score then I call bullshit.

The questions had a terrific lack of middle ground.

I got a 16, and I think the only reason I scored that high is the fact that I can read body language.

I solidly got average, 40. Although these questions are worded rather poorly, like many of these kind of tests. Sine I actually do care a lot about other people, and I am not a cynical asshole. I think I would actually rate higher than this test has given me.

56, so according to this I'm okay. I usually end up playing shrink with my friends so it makes sense.

33 here. I thought it could be higher. I consider myself good at seeing true intentions and feelings of people, but lately I don't give a shit about most humans. I prefer animals much more.

13. Wow. I thought I'd get higher than that. Lower than average, sure, but not 13.

27

Sounds about right. I've never been tested for Autism or Asperger Syndrome, but the former is in my family history. Hell, my father's second son is Autistic, so ya never know.

54. Expected as much. That who lies and knows someone else is lieing and calls them on it if said person is lieing to my friends, who I somtimes lie to...I am Jack's hypocritical brain

I got a 24, which doesn't surprise me since I'm the type of person who can easily control my emotions and I don't like getting emotionally invested in anything. The test was heavily skewed toward social talents rather than actual empathy though. I understand people well, but I just don't like to deal with them.

64. I took the test whilst loving my neighbour, resurrecting dudes, and rocking a beard, because I'm evidentially Jesus.

Esotera:

8

I guess that means I'm going to kill you all :)

What is this test actually based on? I find it hard to believe that the average is around 40.

Not surprising in the least that you scored so low, if you think that having autism correlates with being a psychopathic killer.

Anyhow, I got a 55, which is apparently above average.

just FYI to all those jumping on the asbergers train and thinking they might be the next gary from alphas. low empathy is associated with a lot of mental disorders and judging by most ppl in this thread who scored low i would think narcissistic personality disorder would be more likely

lucky_sharm:

Esotera:

8

I guess that means I'm going to kill you all :)

What is this test actually based on? I find it hard to believe that the average is around 40.

Not surprising in the least that you scored so low, if you think that having autism correlates with being a psychopathic killer.

Anyhow, I got a 55, which is apparently above average.

I never even mentioned autism, diminished empathy can be caused by a number of conditions, or in the case of this test, simply by disliking rollercoasters/socialising massive amounts. The statement wasn't being serious, I'm starting to think that this forum needs a sarcasm education thread...

lettucethesallad:
11. Geez, I knew I was a bit awkward, but sheesh. Makes me wonder how I manage to have so many people who like hanging around me.

they're making fun of the human robot..!

BTW I got a 7

I scored 40, which is considered below average for a female, but this test didn't have a lot of middle ground. I also don't really see how being afraid/not afraid of roller coasters and following/not following fashion makes you more or less empathetic.

14. I am both surpised it was this low, and not at all surprised that I scored low. I guess this is why I didn't like Requiem For A Dream.

I cry like a little bitch every time I watched the dog episode of Futurama though.
Well not really, but I get seriously choked up and my throat hurts, like my brain is going: "I WILL KILL YOU FOR PUTTING ME THROUGH THIS!" And tries to strangle me in the most coolest way ever.

invadergir:

jetriot:
68 as a Libertarian. I believe government causes more harm than it does good and that individuals must take responsibility for themselves but I am also good at reading people and understanding the arguments others make. I am also a bit of an activist which makes me a different type of a bleeding heart.

I think another question on the survey should be- Did you cry at the end of the walking dead game? lol

Why do I read this post and think you just answered the questions the way you wanted the score to reflect how you see yourself?

Who knows, maybe I am a little self deceiving. There are certainly different types and levels of empathy to be seen and felt. Honestly, I have always wanted to do a study on why hardcore gamers are often lacking basic empathy traits and where it stems from in the nurture/nature spectrum. The lack of empathy towards children in particular on these boards has always been pretty shocking to me. As a parent and a teacher maybe that hits me especially hard at home, but very intelligent people being unable to feel what others are feeling or unable to value the preciousness of innocence and helplessness is actually frightening to me.

Also I would like a chart to rank how people stand politically when compare to how they rank on an empathy list. I think most people would be surprised by the results.

Bestival:
I cry like a little bitch every time I watched the dog episode of Futurama though.
Well not really, but I get seriously choked up and my throat hurts, like my brain is going: "I WILL KILL YOU FOR PUTTING ME THROUGH THIS!" And tries to strangle me in the most coolest way ever.

Oh man even the THOUGHT of that episode makes me choke up a bit :(

On topic: 23

Oh wow look I apparently have Asperger's like the rest of the internet >.> You'll have to forgive me for not taking the results of a random internet test to heart. (Especially one that doesn't take any sort of demographics or past history into account)

jetriot:

invadergir:

jetriot:
68 as a Libertarian. I believe government causes more harm than it does good and that individuals must take responsibility for themselves but I am also good at reading people and understanding the arguments others make. I am also a bit of an activist which makes me a different type of a bleeding heart.

I think another question on the survey should be- Did you cry at the end of the walking dead game? lol

Why do I read this post and think you just answered the questions the way you wanted the score to reflect how you see yourself?

Who knows, maybe I am a little self deceiving. There are certainly different types and levels of empathy to be seen and felt. Honestly, I have always wanted to do a study on why hardcore gamers are often lacking basic empathy traits and where it stems from in the nurture/nature spectrum. The lack of empathy towards children in particular on these boards has always been pretty shocking to me. As a parent and a teacher maybe that hits me especially hard at home, but very intelligent people being unable to feel what others are feeling or unable to value the preciousness of innocence and helplessness is actually frightening to me.

Also I would like a chart to rank how people stand politically when compare to how they rank on an empathy list. I think most people would be surprised by the results.

Technically a child's life is worth less than, say, someone who is a bit before middle aged (20-30) in a general sense. I could see why you would think/say that your child is more important than yourself, but children are too young to have really built up any connections or bonds with no responsibilities or anything riding on them, so their death is lesser than someone who, say, has 20~ close friends, two kids, and a job, which will now go undone because they're dead.

A school massacre is less upsetting than a massacre at an office for that reason. By the same token, elders dying is less important than either group because they've already lived the majority of their live and are basically just waiting around to die by this point.

Kopikatsu:

jetriot:

invadergir:

Why do I read this post and think you just answered the questions the way you wanted the score to reflect how you see yourself?

Who knows, maybe I am a little self deceiving. There are certainly different types and levels of empathy to be seen and felt. Honestly, I have always wanted to do a study on why hardcore gamers are often lacking basic empathy traits and where it stems from in the nurture/nature spectrum. The lack of empathy towards children in particular on these boards has always been pretty shocking to me. As a parent and a teacher maybe that hits me especially hard at home, but very intelligent people being unable to feel what others are feeling or unable to value the preciousness of innocence and helplessness is actually frightening to me.

Also I would like a chart to rank how people stand politically when compare to how they rank on an empathy list. I think most people would be surprised by the results.

Technically a child's life is worth less than, say, someone who is a bit before middle aged (20-30) in a general sense. I could see why you would think/say that your child is more important than yourself, but children are too young to have really built up any connections or bonds with no responsibilities or anything riding on them, so their death is lesser than someone who, say, has 20~ close friends, two kids, and a job, which will now go undone because they're dead.

A school massacre is less upsetting than a massacre at an office for that reason. By the same token, elders dying is less important than either group because they've already lived the majority of their live and are basically just waiting around to die by this point.

This is what I mean. You have broken it down into numbers. The loss of one's child is greater than that of all of your friends and parents combined, not only to the parent but to that community. However it is more than just that loss. Children are pure, innocent and do not understand hatred, bigotry or any evil in the world. Any twenty something that thinks his life is worth more than a five year old orphan without connections is a cold individual indeed.

jetriot:

This is what I mean. You have broken it down into numbers. The loss of one's child is greater than that of all of your friends and parents combined, not only to the parent but to that community. However it is more than just that loss. Children are pure, innocent and do not understand hatred, bigotry or any evil in the world. Any twenty something that thinks his life is worth more than a five year old orphan without connections is a cold individual indeed.

If you think I'm referring to myself, I'm not. I specified they're more important in a general sense. Me personally, I have no friends, no family, no significant others, almost no responsibilities, and I could very easily be replaced as far as my job goes. My life specifically probably isn't worth more than a child's, because their potential is greater than what I've accomplished. But that's not true for most adults.

Also, innocence? I think you need to take another look at the kids you spent time around. Most are little shits, ESPECIALLY in middle school. Middle school kids are seriously screwed up. Old enough to plan and take action, but not old enough to understand consequences or personal responsibility.

Edit: Forgot to mention. The proper response to people who say 'Numbers aren't everything' is 'No, they're just the only thing that matters.'

Oh, look. The self-assessment test.

The favorite go-to of psychology, eschewed by real science as too biased to be dependable unless there is no other alternative.

"Most people with Asperger's or high functioning Autism score a 20". Oh, is that so? Rounded up a bunch of clinically diagnosed Aspies and administered your test, did you?

I hate pop psychology with a passion that burns brighter than a thousand suns.

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