Empathy Quotient (EQ) Test

What is Empathy Quotient (EQ) Test? The Empathy Quotient (EQ) test is a measure of an individual’s cognitive style or tendency to empathize, which refers to the ability to understand and respond to the mental states and emotions of others. It is one of two measures of cognitive style used in the Empathizing-Systemizing (E-S) theory of cognitive functioning, which proposes that individuals differ in their ability to empathize and to systemize, or understand and predict the behavior of systems.

The EQ test consists of a series of questions that assess an individual’s ability to recognize and respond to the emotions of others. It may be used to evaluate an individual’s cognitive style and inform interventions or accommodations in educational or occupational settings. It is not a diagnostic tool and should not be used to diagnose any psychological disorders.