I was reading the New York Times recently and they had a book review about the "Science of Evil" by Simon Baron-Cohen. He argues that evil can be defined by the degree of lack of empathy. Anyway, I've often thought evil can be defined as the absence of empathy. The review is interesting: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/06/14/sc....html?emc=eta1
More interesting, however, was the empathy quotient online test. Here's the link: http://glennrowe.net/BaronCohen/Empa...yQuotient.aspx
I'll go first. My results were:
Your Score = 38. Below average for empathy for women.
33 - 52 = average (most women score about 47; most men score about 42)
53 - 63 is above average
64 - 80 is very high 80 is maximum