Just as intelligence can be measured with an IQ, empathy can also be assessed with an Empathy Quotient (EQ).
Empathy is when you care about others in both sadness and joy.
It is a skill that can be developed through mindful awareness. To avoid empathy overload, it’s important to learn to center and protect yourself and practice on-going self-care.
The world needs more empathic leaders, parents and people in every profession. Empathy allows you to understand where another person is coming from even if you don’t agree with them. It bridges differences and opens communication with others.
Take the following quiz adapted from The Empath’s Survival Guide to determine your EQ:
What is Your Empathy Quotient (EQ)?
No matter what your EQ is at this point, it’s always possible to develop more empathy and to protect and center yourself if you are experiencing empathy overload or if you’re an empath who absorbs the stress of the world. More information in my book “The Empath’sSurvival Guide” and “The Empath’s Survival Guide” online course.” www.drjudithorloff.com