Compassion: Feel for Others
Compassion literally means "to suffer with"—it is the ability to tenderly feel another's pain. Brain imaging studies suggest that we are hardwired for compassion, and that it begins at birth between parent and baby. Compassion helps us calm down and connect with others, mirror their feelings, increase positive emotions, and open up to a more spiritual view of the world. Answer these twenty questions to find out about your own capacity for compassion.
A Bit About This Quiz
The quiz you are about to take is adapted from The Love and Longevity scale, which was created and tested by Dr. Stephen Post and colleagues of his at the University of Miami. It allows you to self-rate ten different giving behaviors. Score yourself now, and then again as you change and grow in your ways of giving. Please try to click the one option that best reflects your opinion about whether or not each statement below describes you or experiences that you have had. There are no correct answers, so please respond as honestly as possible to each one. To learn more about weaving generous behavior into your own life and becoming a happier, healthier person, buy the book HERE.