What is Your Empathy Quotient?

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What is Your Empathy Quotient (EQ)?

Take this quiz to measure your level of empathy

Just as intelligence can be measured with an IQ, empathy can also be assessed with an Empathy Quotient (EQ).

Empathy is when you care about others in both sadness and joy. It is a skill that can be developed through mindful awareness. To avoid empathy overload, it’s important to learn to center and protect yourself and practice ongoing self-care.

The world needs more empathic leaders, parents and people in every profession. Empathy allows you to understand where another person is coming from even if you don’t agree with them. It bridges differences and opens communication with others.

Take the following quiz to determine your EQ:

What is Your Empathy Quotient (EQ)?

  1. Are you sensitive to others, care about them, and want to help?
  2. Do you listen with your heart not just your head?
  3. Can you hold space for others to express their emotions?
  4. Can you listen without needing to fix someone’s problem immediately?
  5. Are you capable of the give and take of intimate relationships?
  6. Are you intuitive and sensitive to other’s needs?
  7. Do you care about the greater good, and the wellbeing of Earth?
  • If you answered “yes” to six to seven questions you have an extremely high EQ
  • Responding “yes” to four to five questions you have a high EQ
  • Responding “yes” to two to three questions you have a moderate EQ
  • Responding “yes” to zero to one questions you have a lower EQ



No matter what your EQ is at this point, it’s always possible to develop more empathy. If you are experiencing empathy overload—or if you are empath who absorbs the stress of the world—it’s possible to center and protect yourself. More information in my book “The Empath’s Survival Guide” and “The Empath’s Survival Guide” Online Course.

Judith Orloff, MD is the New York Times best-selling author of The Empath’s Survival Guide: Life Strategies for Sensitive People.  Dr. Orloff is a psychiatrist, an empath, and is on the UCLA Psychiatric Clinical Faculty. She synthesizes the pearls of traditional medicine with cutting edge knowledge of intuition, energy, and spirituality. Dr. Orloff also specializes in treating empaths and highly sensitive people in her private practice. Dr. Orloff’s work has been featured on The Today Show, CNN, Oprah Magazine, the New York Times and USA Today. Dr. Orloff has spoken at Google-LA and has a TEDX talk with over half a million views. Her other books are Emotional Freedom, The Power of Surrender, Second Sight, Positive Energy, and Guide to Intuitive HealingExplore more information about empaths and intuition on www.drjudithorloff.com.

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