This quiz can’t replace a clinical diagnosis. If you believe you might have a mental health condition after taking this test, consider reaching out to a qualified professional about your symptoms.

When you see someone in distress do you feel emotional? Do you feel as if you’re experiencing their pain? If your answer is yes, you could be an empath, or at least partly an empath.

People experience empathy to varying degrees. In fact, some people may be incredibly empathetic in some ways but have trouble being empathetic in other instances.

Other people might fall under the concept of “dark empathy” because they can identify what you feel and use it to their advantage.

This is because there are three different types of empathy and just because you’re highly empathetic in one category, doesn’t necessarily mean you’re empathetic in the other two categories.

In a few cases, people can also have low or no empathy.

The three empathetic categories include:

  • Cognitive empathy: the ability to identify how someone else is feeling
  • Emotional empathy: being able to feel someone else’s emotions
  • Compassionate empathy: actively wanting to help someone in need

A full empath has developed skills in all three categories. But just because you score low in all three categories doesn’t mean that you can’t develop skills to be more empathetic in the future.

If you’d like to increase your empathy, you can speak with a mental health professional. They can provide tools and strategies to help you cultivate empathy.

This brief, time-saving quiz is designed for anyone who wants to learn more about their empathy levels.

Your score will help you determine whether or not you’re an empath and, if you are, to what degree.

The results of this quiz are not a diagnosis of a mental health condition. But people who score low on the empath quiz may find it helpful to speak with a mental health professional to help develop their empathy skills.

The empath quiz can help you determine how much growing you may still want to do in this area.