Receiving Empathically Versus Non-empathically

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Receiving Empathically Versus Non-empathically

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 7. 
    Person A: I’m disgusted with how heavy I’m getting.Person B: Perhaps jogging would help.
    • A. 

      Empathically

    • B. 

      Non-Empatically

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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