Empathy Profile

INSTRUCTIONS: Empathy is the ability to read and understand people and be in-tune with others. This test is designed to measure how easily you pick up on other people's feelings and how strongly you are affected by them.

This 40 item test (about 10 minutes) is designed to measure your empathy abilities. Using your mouse, click on the response that best describes you in the following statements. The answer options are as follows:

  • NV = Never applies to me
  • RA = Rarely applies to me
  • SM = Sometimes applies to me
  • OF = Often applies to me

We have also included 4 demographic questions for research purposes. We are interested in seeing whether gender, type of nurse, experience and work environment are related to empathy scores. Remember that this is a totally anonymous test, and there are NO right or wrong answers, so please respond as accurately as possible.

Once you have completed all the test items, you will be able to see your empathy score and how you compare to the general population.

To begin the Empathy Profile Test, click on the Start Test button below.

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