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Empathy Quotient Test

The word Empathy originates from the Greek word “empatheia”, meaning physical affection or passion. It empowers us to understand others’ purposes, predict their response, and experience emotions triggered by their encounters. It’s an essential skill that helps us from misunderstanding other people's intentions and enables us to build trust with them.

Take this test now to determine your ability for understanding how other people feel.

What is Empathy Quotient?

Empathy quotient (EQ) is a psychological self-report measure of empathy developed by Simon Baron-Cohen and Sally Wheelwright at the Autism Research Centre at the University of Cambridge. EQ is based on a definition of empathy that includes cognition and affect.

What does this Empathy Quotient Test do?

By answering 20 simple questions, you'd see your Empathy Quotient test results. Please do NOT put too much social or moral pressure when answering these questions. Please pick the answer that your heart really follows.

Is empathy born or learned?

Both. There are people born with very good empathy while many people have increased their empathy quotient during their teenage or even adult times.

What is a normal empathy quotient?

According to our statistical data, females averagely scored 46.44 while males averagely scored 43.45.

How to improve my empathy quotient?

  1. Self Improvement - As the lyrics “Everything that kills me makes me feel alive” - Try to stay out of your comfort zone. Learn something you can’t do, for instance, swimming or a foreign language.
  2. Listen - When you are having a conversation with others, try not to express your own feelings too much. Effective listening is more important than talking.
  3. Put yourself in someone else's shoes - Never make judgments about other people's behaviors. Be sensitive and listen.
  4. Relocation - Get out of your usual environment. Travel to new places and learn about their new cultures. Making new friends and see how your EQ improvement is helping your communication. This is a very good way to practice.

Top 25 Empathy Quotient Score by country

RankCountryAvg. EQ
1🇫🇮 Finland48.54
2🇧🇪 Belgium48.22
3🇯🇵 Japan47.94
4🇩🇪 Germany47.81
5🇨🇭 Switzerland47.23
6🇨🇦 Canada47.18
7🇰🇷 South Korea46.84
8🇳🇴 Norway46.82
9🇮🇪 Ireland46.29
10🇩🇰 Denmark46.15
11🇦🇺 Australia46.12
12🇸🇪 Sweden45.82
13🇹🇭 Thailand45.49
14🇬🇧 United Kingdom45.32
15🇸🇬 Singapore45.3
16🇮🇹 Italy45.28
17🇺🇸 United States44.9
18🇲🇽 Mexico44.85
19🇵🇱 Poland44.51
20🇧🇷 Brazil44.44
21🇨🇱 Chile44.43
22🇪🇸 Spain44.13
23🇵🇹 Portugal44.03
24🇫🇷 France43.7
25🇮🇱 Israel43.58

Empathy Quotient Score by age group breakdown

Age GroupAvg. EQ
Below 1842.12
18 ~ 2543.42
26 ~ 3543.47
36 ~ 4543.49
46 ~ 5543.51
56 ~ 6543.49
66 ~ 7543.48
Above 7642.98

Empathy Quotient Score by gender breakdown

GenderAvg. EQ
Female46.44
Male43.45
Other45.99

Empathy Quotient Score by Device/OS

Device/OSAvg. EQ
iPhone46.1
Android46.3
Windows45.4
Macintosh45.2
Linux45.4
Others/Unknown45.7
  • Source: Anonymously from Google Analytics / Wikipedia
  • 9% sampled from 200K visitors
  • The stats may NOT be able to represent the demographics data because of the “Survivorship bias” theory.
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You have a perfect ability for understanding how other people feel and how to respond properly. You know how to treat people with special care and sensitivity. People love to keep in touch with you as they feel you can always support them.
You have a good ability for understanding how other people feel and how to respond properly. You know how to treat people with care. People love to keep in touch with you.
You have an above-average ability for understanding how other people feel and how to respond properly. People love to keep in touch with you.
You have an average skill at understanding how other people feel and how to respond appropriately. However, don’t just put yourself in someone else’s shoes - try taking a walk with them.
You have a noticeable lack of ability for understanding how other people feel and how to respond appropriately. However, empathy is a skill that can be acquired and improved. Try to be open-minded and ask for feedback from others. Things will get better if you realize that there is space for improvement.
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