Empathy Test: Can You Read People’s Emotions?

The “Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test” measures a person’s ability to understand others’ emotional states.


Are you tuned in to the emotions of others? Or have you been accused of being insensitive?


If you are among those people who are mystified by moods, new research offers hope. A new study shows that certain types of reading can actually help us improve our sensitivity IQ. To find out how well you read the emotions of others, take the Well quiz, which is based on an assessment tool developed by University of Cambridge professor Simon Baron-Cohen.


For each photo, choose the word that best describes what you think the person depicted is thinking or feeling.