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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 18, 2015 9:59 pm

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Your empathy score is 94 out of 110, indicating a high level of empathy in general.

Our empathy quiz measures two particular dimensions of empathy. Your score suggests that you have a strong ability to sense other people's emotions—the dimension of empathy known as “affective empathy.” This means that other people's feelings may be contagious: If they seem happy, you feel happy; if they seem afraid, you feel afraid; if they are suffering, you feel their pain. Your ability to sense others' emotional states may also make you feel more concerned about their welfare, and more likely to want to help them when they are distressed. Sometimes, however, affective empathy can increase feelings of personal distress when you encounter suffering, which can impede your ability to provide effective support.

Your score also suggests that you can easily put yourself in others' shoes and imagine what they might be thinking or feeling—the dimension of empathy known as “cognitive empathy.” Your ability to take other people's perspectives may help you communicate and negotiate more effectively in your personal and professional relationships, and it may also make you less likely to rely on stereotypes when trying to understand others' behavior.

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Post by Raggamuffin on Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:24 pm

Was there a question about whether you feel empathy for a boy who cut someone's head off?

If so, Sassy would have answered - "strongly agree".


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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:26 pm

You see Rags, because you lack empathy you think it only possible to feel it for one side or the other, not both at the same time.

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Post by Raggamuffin on Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:27 pm

sassy wrote:You see Rags, because you lack empathy you think it only possible to feel it for one side or the other, not both at the same time.

I wouldn't want to have the same sort of empathy you have Sassy - the sort where you excuse an evil murdering twat.

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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:29 pm

I'm not excusing it, I'm understanding that their are two victims, the poor sod who was killed and the child who was taught to kill, and behind it is the real evil, the man who taught him to kill, taught him that he would be praised for it and it was the right thing to do.

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Post by Raggamuffin on Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:30 pm

sassy wrote:I'm not excusing it, I'm understanding that their are two victims, the poor sod who was killed and the child who was taught to kill, and behind it is the real evil, the man who taught him to kill, taught him that he would be praised for it and it was the right thing to do.

There was one victim, and it wasn't the boy.

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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:35 pm

Yep Rags, we know you were born without an empathy button and you don't like kids very much.

It doesn't matter who manipulates a child, IS, Hamas, Israeli's, Syrians, paedophiles, religions, they all do it in the same was and they are able to do it because children don't have the brain of an adult and don't know how to handle manipulation.

Now, I'm going to do something more productive, because I get bored with talking to people who lack understanding of human nature.

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Post by Raggamuffin on Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:36 pm

Sassy, I'm putting you on ignore. Your views make me too sick to even read. You support murderers all you like, but I don't want to read about it.

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Post by >THE Ben Reilly< on Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:42 pm

sassy wrote:I'm not excusing it, I'm understanding that their are two victims, the poor sod who was killed and the child who was taught to kill, and behind it is the real evil, the man who taught him to kill, taught him that he would be praised for it and it was the right thing to do.




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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:44 pm

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sassy wrote:I'm not excusing it, I'm understanding that their are two victims, the poor sod who was killed and the child who was taught to kill, and behind it is the real evil, the man who taught him to kill, taught him that he would be praised for it and it was the right thing to do.




Thank you Ben, someone with more than one brain cell lol

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Post by >THE Ben Reilly< on Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:45 pm

I got a 96, by the way Smile

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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:46 pm

Oh well done you. I don't always see the other side of the argument when I have weighed it and dismissed it for being badly thought out, without empathy and factually wrong Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

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Post by >THE Ben Reilly< on Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:47 pm

sassy wrote:
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sassy wrote:I'm not excusing it, I'm understanding that their are two victims, the poor sod who was killed and the child who was taught to kill, and behind it is the real evil, the man who taught him to kill, taught him that he would be praised for it and it was the right thing to do.




Thank you Ben, someone with more than one brain cell lol

I just don't see how hard it is to realize the truth of the point you made. If the man who taught the child to murder is not the real evil here, then Charles Manson is totally innocent!

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Post by Guest on Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:48 pm

Very good analogy!

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Post by Raggamuffin on Sat Jul 18, 2015 10:49 pm

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Thank you Ben, someone with more than one brain cell lol

I just don't see how hard it is to realize the truth of the point you made. If the man who taught the child to murder is not the real evil here, then Charles Manson is totally innocent!

You think that his accomplices were innocent?

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Post by >THE Ben Reilly< on Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:04 pm

Raggamuffin wrote:
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Thank you Ben, someone with more than one brain cell lol

I just don't see how hard it is to realize the truth of the point you made. If the man who taught the child to murder is not the real evil here, then Charles Manson is totally innocent!

You think that his accomplices were innocent?

No, but I also think they were grown adults. This case is a bit different, right?

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Post by Raggamuffin on Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:07 pm

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You think that his accomplices were innocent?

No, but I also think they were grown adults. This case is a bit different, right?

Not to me. I don't want to discuss it any more. I said what I think, and I can't be doing with anyone who thinks the boy is a "victim".

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Post by >THE Ben Reilly< on Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:09 pm

Raggamuffin wrote:
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You think that his accomplices were innocent?

No, but I also think they were grown adults. This case is a bit different, right?

Not to me. I don't want to discuss it any more. I said what I think, and I can't be doing with anyone who thinks the boy is a "victim".

The boy was brainwashed, much as Manson brainwashed his followers. We hold adults to a different level of accountability, though, assuming that adults have seen and experienced enough of the wider world outside their caregivers' influence to know right from wrong.

If someone had raised any one of us to kill people, the chances are high that that's what we'd do.

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Post by Raggamuffin on Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:12 pm

I said I didn't want to discuss it any more. People who make excuses like that make me sick.

All I can say is I hope the boy suffers for the rest of his life.

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Post by >THE Ben Reilly< on Sat Jul 18, 2015 11:27 pm

Raggamuffin wrote:I said I didn't want to discuss it any more. People who make excuses like that make me sick.

All I can say is I hope the boy suffers for the rest of his life.

If it makes you feel any better, I have no doubt that he will.

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Post by Guest on Sun Jul 19, 2015 8:12 am

i didn`t get a score and i took it twice ?

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Post by eddie on Sun Jul 19, 2015 1:27 pm

Oh no....one of those tests where everyone will score highly and if they don't they won't comment. Rolling Eyes

Theses tests are a load of bollocks. They're all over Facebook and guess what??
Everyone gets a really high score!!

So that means most people are empathetic or liars?

I scored minus 110 lol!

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Post by Guest on Sun Jul 19, 2015 1:53 pm

eddie wrote:Oh no....one of those tests where everyone will score highly and if they don't they won't comment. Rolling Eyes

Theses tests are a load of bollocks. They're all over Facebook and guess what??
Everyone gets a really high score!!

So that means most people are empathetic or liars?

I scored minus 110 lol!
That's excellent, well done Edds!

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Post by eddie on Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:09 am

Nems wrote:
eddie wrote:Oh no....one of those tests where everyone will score highly and if they don't they won't comment. Rolling Eyes

Theses tests are a load of bollocks. They're all over Facebook and guess what??
Everyone gets a really high score!!

So that means most people are empathetic or liars?

I scored minus 110 lol!
That's excellent, well done Edds!

Thanks I do try very hard to be an arsehole


Ps now I feel horrible like I split everyone's fun! Sad

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Post by Guest on Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:10 am

eddie wrote:
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That's excellent, well done Edds!

Thanks  I do try very hard to be an arsehole


Ps now I feel horrible like I split everyone's fun! Sad

Don't worry about it, I was trying to prove a point with Tommy and Rags, who have both had an empathy bypass lol

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Post by Raggamuffin on Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:12 am

sassy wrote:
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Thanks  I do try very hard to be an arsehole


Ps now I feel horrible like I split everyone's fun! Sad

Don't worry about it, I was trying to prove a point with Tommy and Rags, who have both had an empathy bypass lol

I don't have any for you, that's true.

Your empathy is only for murderers, terrorists, and scroungers, so that doesn't really count. Laughing

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Post by Raggamuffin on Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:12 am

Oh, and starting threads to have a dig at other members is against the rules ...

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Post by Guest on Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:13 am

Ah yes, but then I'm subtle and nobody knew until I said so lol

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Post by Raggamuffin on Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:15 am

sassy wrote:Ah yes, but then I'm subtle and nobody knew until I said so lol

Well it did appear that you were attention seeking and blowing your own trumpet yet again - which would be typical of you.

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Post by Guest on Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:18 am

LOL, I've been on Twitter half the time discussing the Labour election, you do think you are more important than you are.

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Post by Raggamuffin on Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:18 am

sassy wrote:LOL, I've been on Twitter half the time discussing the Labour election, you do think you are more important than you are.

Discussing your next failure then ...

lol!

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Post by Guest on Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:26 am

I got 96 on the test

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Post by Guest on Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:36 am

Ah my pop up blocker was stopping my score 83 out of 110, indicating a high level of empathy in general.

Well i knew that

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Post by Raggamuffin on Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:51 am

It's a meaningless quiz, like most of them. The correct answer to each question would be "it depends", and there's no such option.

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Post by Guest on Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:27 pm

The fact that you think 'it depends' is the right answer to each question says everything.

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Post by Raggamuffin on Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:32 pm

sassy wrote:The fact that you think 'it depends' is the right answer to each question says everything.

It says that I'm honest, and that you just want to look good to other people.

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Post by Guest on Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:56 pm

Empathy is instinctive, it doesn't come with a set of conditions. I answered it honestly as well, hence my post to Ben.

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Post by Raggamuffin on Mon Jul 20, 2015 1:10 pm

sassy wrote:Empathy is instinctive, it doesn't come with a set of conditions.  I answered it honestly as well, hence my post to Ben.  

Perhaps you could give some examples - the questions were a bit vague and general.

You see, I suspect that it would not upset you to see someone you didn't like being treated disrespectfully. I suspect that you would love it.

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Post by Original Quill on Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:07 pm

korban dallas wrote:Ah my pop up blocker was stopping my score  83 out of 110, indicating a high level of empathy in general.

Well i knew that

That pop-up blocker has ruined more experiences! I've had to completely abandon Firefox and go back to Chrome...which I hate, because I know they are building a CIA/NSA dossier on everyone.

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Post by Guest on Mon Jul 20, 2015 6:13 pm

Original Quill wrote:
korban dallas wrote:Ah my pop up blocker was stopping my score  83 out of 110, indicating a high level of empathy in general.

Well i knew that

That pop-up blocker has ruined more experiences!  I've had to completely abandon Firefox and go back to Chrome...which I hate, because I know they are building a CIA/NSA dossier on everyone.
what pop up blocker are you using ?
i just turn it of when i notice a problem then turn it back on ,also i can select what pop ups i want as i have done in the case of that quiz now it knows what to allow no problems

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Post by Original Quill on Mon Jul 20, 2015 8:46 pm

korban dallas wrote:
Original Quill wrote:

That pop-up blocker has ruined more experiences!  I've had to completely abandon Firefox and go back to Chrome...which I hate, because I know they are building a CIA/NSA dossier on everyone.
what pop up blocker are you using ?
i just turn it of when i notice a problem then turn it back on ,also i can select what pop ups i want as i have done in the case of that quiz now it knows what to allow no problems

I use Adblock, which comes with Firefox. When I enable it, it turns off about half of this website, including quote, edit, all lights indicating a new post, all PM access...and I forget what else, but that's enough. Then I turn off Adblock, and I have a pop-up every three seconds, and some screen robberies and shifts to elsewhere. A post that would take 3-minutes, sometimes takes up to 10- or 15- minutes because of all of the shuffling and reshuffling around.

You can see why I switched from Firefox.

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Post by veya_victaous on Mon Jul 20, 2015 10:44 pm

@quill
I think it might be something else
I have firefox and default popup blocker and dont have a problem

try going to download add-on in the menu and download another or newer one

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Post by >THE Ben Reilly< on Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:10 pm

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sassy wrote:Empathy is instinctive, it doesn't come with a set of conditions.  I answered it honestly as well, hence my post to Ben.  

Perhaps you could give some examples - the questions were a bit vague and general.

You see, I suspect that it would not upset you to see someone you didn't like being treated disrespectfully. I suspect that you would love it.

I loved it when Bush had the shoes thrown at him, but there was nothing unfair about that Smile

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Post by Guest on Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:15 pm

Original Quill wrote:
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what pop up blocker are you using ?
i just turn it of when i notice a problem then turn it back on ,also i can select what pop ups i want as i have done in the case of that quiz now it knows what to allow no problems

I use Adblock, which comes with Firefox.  When I enable it, it turns off about half of this website, including quote, edit, all lights indicating a new post, all PM access...and I forget what else, but that's enough.  Then I turn off Adblock, and I have a pop-up every three seconds, and some screen robberies and shifts to elsewhere.  A post that would take 3-minutes, sometimes takes up to 10- or 15- minutes because of all of the shuffling and reshuffling around.

You can see why I switched from Firefox.

I have Firefox and Adblock and never have a problem, all it takes out is the ads. When I watch ITV Player, and they won't show the programme if you have an adblocker, I can simply switch it off for that site, and it switches off automatically when I go back there.

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Post by Guest on Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:22 pm

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Perhaps you could give some examples - the questions were a bit vague and general.

You see, I suspect that it would not upset you to see someone you didn't like being treated disrespectfully. I suspect that you would love it.

I loved it when Bush had the shoes thrown at him, but there was nothing unfair about that Smile

To answer Rags, if the person I didn't like was being treated disrespectfully, but was being treated disrespectfully because they had been a tosspot, and was not much younger, or much smaller, or in any way more vunerable than the person doing the disrespecting, I'd probably feel empathy for the person disrespecting them. However, if they were in a vunerable position, I would stop the bullying, not because I agreed with them, but because I would have empathy for their vunerablity. I'd still also have empthy for why the person was disrespecting them as putting up with a tosspot is never easy, but would consider bullying wrong, so would say so.

See Rags, I think you problem is, you don't have the first idea about what empathy is, and think it is to do with liking someone.

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Post by veya_victaous on Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:47 pm

I want to twist this debate on it's head

Has anyone considered that the number skill for a 'torturer' is actually empathy?
Empathy is merely understanding they way another will feel in a circumstance, the normal follow on is kindness towards the one you are empathetic for, but it doesn't have too be.

Does empathy automatically imply sympathy?
Does apathy imply lack of empathy?
can empathy and mercilessness exist together?

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Post by Guest on Mon Jul 20, 2015 11:53 pm

Have to agree. As empathy is the ability to sense and share the feelings of others, I believe it is a trait that some murders have, because they like to share the feelings that the person being murdered goes through, it gives them a thrill.

Like anything, it can be used for bad as well as good.

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Post by veya_victaous on Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:33 am

I think it is interesting the idea that what 'one understands' and what 'course of action one takes' do not necessarily have a fixed relationship. it sort of goes to highlight how individual/custom each persons brains actually is and the degrees of variance, it is not just "have or don't have" but a lot of complex positions and variances

I fully agree it can be used in combination with kindness or cruelty.

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Re: Take the Empathy Test

Post by Guest on Tue Jul 21, 2015 12:37 am

Actually the thought of it being used in a cruel way is really scary!

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