Receiving Empathically Versus Non-empathically

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Receiving Empathically Versus Non-empathically - Quiz

To see whether we are in agreement about the verbal expression of empathy, please click empathically or non-empathically for the answers person B gives to what is going on with person A.

For further explanations of the correct answers, see your detailed scoring report after the quiz!


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 

    Person A: How could I do something so stupid?Person B: Nobody is perfect; you’re too hard on yourself.

    • A.

      Empathically

    • B.

      Non-Empatically

    Correct Answer
    B. Non-Empatically
    Explanation
    I see Person B giving reassurance to Person A rather than empathically receiving what Person A is expressing.

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  • 2. 

    Person A: if you ask me, we ought to ship all these immigrants back to where they came from.Person B: Do you really think that would solve anything?

    • A.

      Empathically

    • B.

      Non-Empatically

    Correct Answer
    B. Non-Empatically
    Explanation
    I see Person B is expressing his scepticism about the point rather than empathically receiving what Person A is expressing.

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  • 3. 

    Person A: You aren’t God!Person B: Are you feeling frustrated because you would like me to admit that there can be other ways of interpreting this matter?

    • A.

      Empathically

    • B.

      Non-Empatically

    Correct Answer
    A. Empathically
    Explanation
    I see Person B empathically receiving what Person A is expressing.

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  • 4. 

    Person A: I think that you take me for granted. I wonder how you would manage without me.Person B: That’s not true! I don’t take you for granted.

    • A.

      Empathically

    • B.

      Non-Empatically

    Correct Answer
    B. Non-Empatically
    Explanation
    I see Person B disagreeing and defending rather than empathically receiving what is going on in Person A.

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  • 5. 

    Person A: How could you say a thing like that to me?   Person B: Are you feeling hurt because I said that?

    • A.

      Empathically

    • B.

      Non-Empatically

    Correct Answer
    B. Non-Empatically
    Explanation
    I see Person B taking responsibility for Person A’s feelings rather than empathically receiving what is going on in Person A. An example of an empathic response might be: “Are you feeling hurt because you would have liked me to agree to do what you requested?”

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  • 6. 

    Person A: I’m furious with my husband. He’s never around when I need him.Person B: You think he should be around more than he is?

    • A.

      Empathically

    • B.

      Non-Empatically

    Correct Answer
    A. Empathically
    Explanation
    If you checked “empathically” we are in partial agreement. I see Person B receiving Person A’s thoughts. However, I believe we connect more deeply when we receive the feelings and needs being expressed rather than the thoughts. Therefore, I would have preferred it if Person B had said, “So you’re feeling furious because you would like him to be around more than he is?”

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  • 7. 

    Person A: I’m disgusted with how heavy I’m getting.Person B: Perhaps jogging would help.

    • A.

      Empathically

    • B.

      Non-Empatically

    Correct Answer
    B. Non-Empatically
    Explanation
    I see Person B giving advice rather than empathically receiving what is going on in Person A.

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  • 8. 

    Person A: I’ve been a nervous wreck planning for my daughter’s wedding. Her fiancé’s family is not helping. About every day they change their minds about the kind of wedding they would like.Person B: So you’re feeling nervous about how to make arrangements and would appreciate it if your future in-laws could be more aware of the complications their indecision creates for you?

    • A.

      Empathically

    • B.

      Non-Empatically

    Correct Answer
    A. Empathically
    Explanation
    I see Person B empathically receiving what is going on in Person A.

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  • 9. 

    Person A: When my relatives come without letting me know ahead of time, I feel invaded. It reminds me of how my parents used to disregard my needs and would plan things for me.Person B: I know how you feel. I used to feel that way too.

    • A.

      Empathically

    • B.

      Non-Empatically

    Correct Answer
    B. Non-Empatically
    Explanation
    I think Person B assumes to understand person A. However he is talking about his own feelings rather than empathically receiving what is going on in Person A.

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  • 10. 

    Person A: I’m disappointed with your performance. I would have liked your department to double your production last month.Person B: I understand that you are disappointed, but we have had many absences due to illness.

    • A.

      Empathically

    • B.

      Non-Empatically

    Correct Answer
    B. Non-Empatically
    Explanation
    I see Person B starting by focusing on Persons A’s feelings but then shifting to explaining.

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