Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test (RMET)

What is Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test? The Reading the Mind in the Eyes (RME) test is a measure of an individual’s ability to understand and infer the emotions of others based on their facial expressions, particularly the emotional expressions in the eye region. It is one of several tests used to evaluate an individual’s ability to empathize, or understand and respond to the mental states and emotions of others.

The RME test consists of a series of images of individuals’ eye regions, and the test taker is asked to select the word or phrase that best describes the emotion being expressed in the image. The test is intended to assess an individual’s ability to accurately identify and interpret emotional expressions, which is an important aspect of social communication and interaction. The RME test is not a diagnostic tool and should not be used to diagnose any psychological disorders. It may be used to evaluate an individual’s cognitive style and inform interventions or accommodations in educational or occupational settings.