Take This Word Association Test and We'll Guess How Empathetic You Are

By: Teresa McGlothlin

Take This Word Association Test and We'll Guess How Empathetic You Are
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About This Quiz

Do you feel things deeply, or barely feel them at all? While some of us are born feeling for others, some of us only feel certain things. If our emotions had a status, it would be "complicated." Thankfully, our studies in psychology have helped us how to figure out exactly how empathetic you are at heart. 

Before the Myers-Briggs personality test was invented in the 1940s, practitioners like Carl Jung used word association tests to figure out their subjects' mindset and personalities. Using the same strategy, we will be able to figure out how much you care about your fellow man. Are you a big softie, or can you walk by a hungry puppy without having a breakdown or a second thought? 

As you go through this quiz, we will give you a word in ALL CAPS. All you have to do is choose the word from our list that first comes to mind. After enough of them, we will be able to tell where you fall on the scale of empathy. 

Take a deep breath before you begin, then let the words fly from your inner mind. Once you're finished, we'll know how much you care about your fellow man. Do you care as much as you think you do?


HEART
Soul
Love
Break
Blood

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TEAR
Rip
Drop
Cry
Onions

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HUG
Snuggle
Kiss
Bear
Fit

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MARRIAGE
Teamwork
Nightmare
Union
Carriage

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MOOD
Happy
Ring
Phase
Anger

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TALK
Converse
Chat
Sing
Show

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KITTEN
Fluff
Cat
Puppy
Smitten

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GIFT
Surprise
Treat
Holiday
Certificate

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DREAM
Hope
Sleep
American
Pipe

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SUCCESS
Winning
Effort
Money
Love

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PASSION
Affair
Fruit
Drive
Kiss

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LUSH
Extravagant
Jungle
Soap
Luxurious

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RAINBOW
Promise
Storm
Sky
Pot o' Gold

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SUMMER
Heat
Breeze
Vacation
Mosquitos

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ROMANCE
Flowers
Chivalry
Dinner
Dead

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COUPLE
Pair
Partners
Sock
Combine

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CARE
Health
Self
Urgent
Scare

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SUNNY
Sky
Spring
Happy
Sunscreen

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CAKE
Birthday
Mud
Pie
Chocolate

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CHILDREN
Adorable
Learning
Small
Corn

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BREAK
Ankle
Up
Nail
Lunch

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FAITH
Belief
Honor
Hill
Blind

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MUSIC
Sing
Star
Art
Metal

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HUGE
Feelings
Large
Tiny
Zit

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FUN
Games
Beach
Park
Clown

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TRUST
Honesty
Bond
Understanding
Believe

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FAIRY
Dust
Tinkerbell
Door
Myth

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GLUE
Hold
Adhesive
Stick
School

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SHARE
Lunch
Care
Space
Secrets

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LAMP
Light
Street
Head
Lava

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