Jun 7, 2014  •  In Random, Science

How Well Can You Read Others’ Emotions? [The Eye Test]

I can be awkward in social situations, but I like to think that I’m sensitive to people’s moods and emotions. So when I happened upon this “mind behind the eyes” test by University of Cambridge professor Simon Baron-Cohen, I expected myself to score well…

And I did.  :-)  I got 33/36, which indicates that I am “quite good at understanding someone’s mental state based on facial cues.”

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I’m sure the test isn’t without its faults — after all, the eyes aren’t the only indicators to one’s emotion — but it was fun and informative nonetheless. If you have a few minutes to spare, try it out, and let me know how you scored!

2 Responses to “How Well Can You Read Others’ Emotions? [The Eye Test]”

  1. Ken:

    Cool test. Well it’s been said that the eyes are the windows to the soul, so they’re likely the best indicator of silent emotion if not the only indicator.

    Anyway, results are 24/36 for me. Haha, I’m just happy to score somewhere around average on this test. I have a long history of irritating and annoying folks without them saying a word back to me, so I know what those emotions look like. :)

  2. Kimberly:

    That was fun! I scored 34/36. Now if only I knew how to respond appropriately to all these emotions..

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