By Jessika Endsley
Hi, I took the Baron Cohen Emotional Empathy Test. I believe it's just called the Empathy Quotient. This is used to diagnose psychopaths, people with the autistic spectrum. Really anybody. You don't have to have any kind of particular word to have a-, an empathy quotient. Everybody has one. But let's see. When I moved to New York it was June in 2011. My score was ten on this same test. I had this book on it somewhere over there and my score, you know, my score was ten. I just took it again and my score is six. I'm not surprised because my experience in New York was a little bit traumatizing, you know? Enough to make somebody have a little less empathy or maybe it's just cuz I'm older. I don't know, I don't care. Maybe I had a bad day because I had to go to court. Who cares? Anyway, low empathy is common among people with Aspergers. So I'm not really surprised. And I decided to take it again because I was researching the amygdala and there are questions here like "I can tell if someone else wants enter an conversation."
And I put definitely disagree. And then "it doesn't bother me too much if I am late meeting a friend." I disagreed even though I am very punctual but it wouldn't bother me. It's not like I'll feel bad. Other things I very much disagreed on was "I tend to have very strong opinions about morality." No, I don't. My opinions about morality are that there is no objective morality. Let's see here. "I found it easy to put myself in somebody else's shoes." No, I do not. I will not walk a mile in your shoes because I will not fill your shoes. "I'm good at predicting how someone would feel." No. that's how come I end up in so many awkward situations is because I offend people. "I'm quick to spot when someone in a group is feeling awkward or uncomfortable." It's not my problem if you feel awkward, okay? So, I don't even look for it. And I'm definitely not gonna help you out. Another one that was strong is "I enjoy having discussions about politics." When I was a teenager I was also-, I was about to be expelled from my school for defending two kids who were gay. So maybe as a teenager, a younger teenager, yeah, I cared. But other than that, no, I don't care about politics. We already know this. "I don't tend to find social situations confusing."
I disagree. I don't understand what's going on. Even at court today I was like, what? There's a bunch of the ones that I had a strong I disagree on. One is "I get upset if I see people suffering on news programs." No. don't feel a thing. As awful as that may be to you'll I happen to not care. Not because I don't realize they are human beings and they are suffering but because I don't have any kind of like pain of anything towards them. There's no, there's no empathy there. And that's what this test is about. Another question, "I often start new hobbies but quickly become bored of them and move on to something else." I do have ADHD and I do jump around a lot but it's all in the same hobby. So, no. If I am obsessed with something, I am. And you can kinda tell from my videos what I am obsessed with. "I would be too nervous to go on a big roller coaster." No. give me the biggest roller coaster you can. See if I puke. I dare you. Let's see, nothing here is interesting. Oh, "I tend to get emotionally involved with a friends problems." No. that's why I originally thought I would be a good therapist is because I, I don't get emotionally involved. I'm highly objective.
And God, why do I look tanned suddenly. I'm not really tan. But no, I don't get involved. I don't feel anything. But I can offer a more objective and logical solution to their problem. Which I think is a lot more helpful than somebody who gets caught up in their problem and starts crying themselves. So, it is what it is. As far as my empathy quota going down, that could be because I'm getting older. And as I get older I feel like the Asperger has become a bit more pronounced. But then again it could be due to experience. So, I would definitely recommend taking this test whether you have Aspergers or not because one thing that I found funny is that me and my ex/current editor had that was so different was that it says-, okay, my score is six. Zero to thirty-two equals low. Most people with Aspergers Syndrome. or high functioning autism score about 20. I scored six. Let's 20, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, I'm 14 points away from being normal for Aspergers.
I am 14 points away from being a low. And average is 33 to 52 and most women score in about that.
Fifty-three to sixty-three is above high. And 64 to 80 is very high. And 80 is the maximum. I scored a six. It's much like when I took the eye test. Where it would tell you if you could identify emotion just from looking at the eyes. And it would show pictures just of the eye section. And I did very poorly on that. Meanwhile, the person who scored a lot higher on this empathy test did very well. I got like a four. It was awful.
I can't identify emotions by your eyes or by anything else really. But I found this to be an interesting test. And this person is extremely smart. You know, Baron Cohen is... The Science of Evil is a good book. I recommend it. so, I'll put the link to this test in the comments and you can tell me your score and your opinion on it. and I found that quite interesting personally. So… also, if you have any opinions on why I get 14 points lower than a regular Aspergers person and I'm diagnosed as an, an Aspergers person. why am I so much lower? I am obviously not a low functioning autistic person. You can tell that from any video you watch of me that I am relatively normal.
I mean, people question if I even have Aspergers. Yeah, my empathy level. Check that out. So, take the test, look at that questions, and then tell me what you think. Thank you.