Adult Empathy Quotient Online Test Questionnaire & PDF

Empathy Quotient Adult - EQ


The  Adult Empathy Quotient (EQ ) Autism test is a self-administered questionnaire used to measure autistic traits in adult. This online test consists of 60 statements and you can also download the PDF version. The Empathy Quotient test is a tool that has been developed to measure a person’s ability to empathise with others. Designed by Simon Baron-Cohen & Sally Wheelwright, the test consists of a series of questions that ask about a person’s ability to understand and share the feelings of others.

It is a short questionnaire that can be completed in under 10-15 minutes. The EQ test is composed of 40 questions on empathy & 20 filler questions, each of which measures a different aspect of empathy. The EQ’s 20 filler questions were meant to divert participants from empathy.  The items are answered on a scale of 1 (definitely agree) to 4(definitely disagree). A total score is calculated by summing the scores of all the items.


● The scoring range is 0–80
● Minimum score: 30.
● 81% of individuals previously diagnosed with Asperger syndrome have a score of 30 or less.
● Most non-autistic males score 42 on average.
● Most non-autistic females score 47 on average

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The information provided on this website is for educational purposes only, The assessments on this website are not intended to diagnose autism or any  medical condition.
Following is the online test :-


1. I can easily tell if someone else wants to enter a conversation

Question 1 of 60

2. I prefer animals to humans.

Question 2 of 60

3. I try to keep up with the current trends and fashions.

Question 3 of 60

4. I find it difficult to explain to others things that I understand easily, when they don't understand it first time.

Question 4 of 60

5. I dream most nights.

Question 5 of 60

6. I really enjoy caring for other people.

Question 6 of 60

7. I try to solve my own problems rather than discussing them with others.

Question 7 of 60

8. I find it hard to know what to do in a social situation.

Question 8 of 60

9. I am at my best first thing in the morning.

Question 9 of 60

10. People often tell me that I went too far in driving my point home in a discussion.

Question 10 of 60

11. It doesn't bother me too much if I am late meeting a friend.

Question 11 of 60

12. Friendships and relationships are just too difficult, so I tend not to bother with them.

Question 12 of 60

13. I would never break a law, no matter how minor

Question 13 of 60

14. I often find it difficult to judge if something is rude or polite.

Question 14 of 60

15. In a conversation, I tend to focus on my own thoughts rather than on what my listener might be thinking.

Question 15 of 60

16. I prefer practical jokes to verbal humour.

Question 16 of 60

17. I live life for today rather than the future.

Question 17 of 60

18. When I was a child, I enjoyed cutting up worms to see what would happen.

Question 18 of 60

19. I can pick up quickly if someone says one thing but means another.

Question 19 of 60

20. I tend to have very strong opinions about morality.

Question 20 of 60

21. It is hard for me to see why some things upset people so much.

Question 21 of 60

22. I find it easy to put myself in somebody else's shoes.

Question 22 of 60

23. I think that good manners are the most important thing a parent can teach their child.

Question 23 of 60

24. I like to do things on the spur of the moment.

Question 24 of 60

25. I am good at predicting how someone will feel.

Question 25 of 60

26. I am quick to spot when someone in a group is feeling awkward or uncomfortable.

Question 26 of 60

27. If I say something that someone else is offended by, I think that that's their problem, not mine.

Question 27 of 60

28. If anyone asked me if I liked their haircut, I would reply truthfully, even if I didn't like it.

Question 28 of 60

29. I can't always see why someone should have felt offended by a remark.

Question 29 of 60

30. People often tell me that I am very unpredictable.

Question 30 of 60

31. I enjoy being the centre of attention at any social gathering.

Question 31 of 60

32. Seeing people cry doesn't really upset me

Question 32 of 60

33. I enjoy having discussions about politics

Question 33 of 60

34. I am very blunt, which some people take to be rudeness, even though this is unintentional.

Question 34 of 60

35. I don’t tend to find social situations confusing.

Question 35 of 60

36. Other people tell me I am good at understanding how they are feeling and what they are thinking

Question 36 of 60

37. When I talk to people, I tend to talk about their experiences rather than my own.

Question 37 of 60

38. It upsets me to see an animal in pain

Question 38 of 60

39. I am able to make decisions without being influenced by people's feelings.

Question 39 of 60

40. I can't relax until I have done everything I had planned to do that day.

Question 40 of 60

41. I can easily tell if someone else is interested or bored with what I am saying.

Question 41 of 60

42. I get upset if I see people suffering on news programmes.

Question 42 of 60

43. Friends usually talk to me about their problems as they say that I am very understanding.

Question 43 of 60

44. I can sense if I am intruding, even if the other person doesn't tell me.

Question 44 of 60

45. I often start new hobbies but quickly become bored with them and move on to something else.

Question 45 of 60

46. People sometimes tell me that I have gone too far with teasing.

Question 46 of 60

47. I would be too nervous to go on a big rollercoaster.

Question 47 of 60

48. Other people often say that I am insensitive, though I don’t always see why

Question 48 of 60

49. If I see a stranger in a group, I think that it is up to them to make an effort to join in.

Question 49 of 60

50. I usually stay emotionally detached when watching a film.

Question 50 of 60

51. I like to be very organised in day to day life and often make lists of the chores I have to do.

Question 51 of 60

52. I can tune into how someone else feels rapidly and intuitively.

Question 52 of 60

53. I don't like to take risks.

Question 53 of 60

54. I can easily work out what another person might want to talk about

Question 54 of 60

55. I can tell if someone is masking their true emotion.

Question 55 of 60

56. Before making a decision I always weigh up the pros and cons.

Question 56 of 60

57. I don't consciously work out the rules of social situations.

Question 57 of 60

58. I am good at predicting what someone will do.

Question 58 of 60

59. I tend to get emotionally involved with a friend's problems.

Question 59 of 60

60. I can usually appreciate the other person's viewpoint, even if I don't agree with it.

Question 60 of 60


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