Egoism/Altruism Test

<p>Psychology</a> Today: Self Tests</p>

<p>I got a 19 overall

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According to your score, you’re a total egoist. Your main priority tends to be your own needs and welfare – and no one else’s. You look out for your own interests and well-being, and don’t really see a need to concern yourself with those of other people. Unfortunately, your excessive self-absorption is an unhealthy attitude that can leave you as a solitary traveler through life. Being altruistic doesn’t imply you have to give away every last cent and the clothes off your back – simple gestures of kindness (e.g. holding the door open for someone, giving up your seat on a bus to someone who really needs it) can go a long way. To feel a part of humanity and good about yourself, it is important to commit acts of kindness – not only for your own sense of happiness, but for others’ as well.

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<p>39 Empathy

[quote]
Your results indicate that empathy is generally not one of your strong suits. Either you have difficulty identifying with other people and their feelings, or you simply choose not to see things from their perspective. Many researchers believe that empathy is a defining characteristic of true altruists. It’s the ability to empathize with others that often motivates people to help someone. Although you may very well be a selfless person, being able to really understand where others’ are coming from and why they would truly benefit from your consideration makes a kind gesture all the more meaningful. If you don’t have compassion for others and their suffering, then you may not be as motivated to do something to benefit them. Taking a moment to put yourself in other people’s shoes and trying to see the world through their eyes can really teach you a lot about them, and yourself.

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<p>14 Helpfulness

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Your score on the Helpfulness scale was quite low. You rarely, if ever, go out of your way to help others, and even if you do lend a helping hand, you’ll seldom do so without being asked. Although you’re not obligated to bend over backwards to help others, offering your support and being there when needed doesn’t just benefit the people around you but yourself as well. If you were to follow this path chances are that when you’re in need of a shoulder to lean on, you’ll have someone to turn to. The best part about helping others isn’t only that warm, fuzzy feeling it provokes, but its potentially “infectious” nature as well. That one person you help may do the same for someone else, and so on!

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<p>96 Opportunism

[quote]
Your responses allude to the fact that when you help others or extend a kind gesture to them, you rarely do so because you really want to. In most cases, you may have an underlying motive, such as wanting something in return. The hallmark of someone who truly cares about others is a genuine concern for their well-being and needs – not whether helping them can somehow be personally beneficial. This “cost/benefit” method of thinking dampens the spirit of true thoughtfulness and renders an act of kindness nearly valueless. You may want rethink whether this kind of attitude really does benefit you in the long-run, particularly in terms of your principles and the impression you could be giving others.

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<p>What did you guys get? I'm guessing that most people here will be egoists.</p>

<p>Overall results (score 49)<br>
Overall tendency to be altruistic or egotistic.</p>

<p>According to your score, you are generally an altruistic person. Although you don’t always make other people’s needs and welfare your main priority, you are willing to make some sacrifices when necessary. Keep in mind that being altruistic doesn’t imply you have to give away every last cent and the clothes off your back – simple gestures of kindness (e.g. holding the door open for someone, giving up your seat on a bus to someone who really needs it) can go a long way. To feel a part of humanity and good about yourself, it is important commit acts of kindness – not only for your own sense of happiness, but for others’ as well. </p>

<p>Empathy (score 51)<br>
The ability to identify with, and understand other people’s circumstances and feelings. </p>

<p>Your results indicate that you are generally an empathetic person, but aren’t always able or willing to see things from other people’s perspective. You sometimes have difficulty identifying with people and their feelings. Many researchers believe that empathy is a defining characteristic of true altruists. It’s the ability to empathize with others that often motivates people to help someone. Although you may very well be a selfless person, being able to really understand where others’ are coming from and why they would truly benefit from your consideration makes any kind gesture you commit all the more meaningful. Taking a moment to put yourself in other people’s shoes and trying to see the world through their eyes can really teach you a lot about them, and yourself. </p>

<p>Helpfulness (score 44)<br>
The willingness to offer aid to others. </p>

<p>Your score on the Helpfulness scale was in the mid-range. This means that although you are generally a helpful person, you don’t always go out of your way to help others, and in some cases, you’ll only do so if asked. Although you’re not obligated to bend over backwards to help others, offering your support and being there when needed doesn’t just benefit the people around you but yourself as well. If you were to regularly follow this path chances are that when you’re in need of a shoulder to lean on, you’ll have someone to turn to. The best part about helping others isn’t only that warm, fuzzy feeling it provokes, but its potentially “infectious” nature as well. That one person you help may do the same for someone else, and so on! </p>

<p>Opportunism (score 49)<br>
Assesses whether your motivation to help others is based on self-interest rather than selflessness. </p>

<p>Your responses allude to the fact that when you help others or extend a kind gesture to them, you don’t always do so because you really want to. In some cases, you may have an underlying motive, such as wanting or expecting something in return. The hallmark of someone who truly cares about others is a genuine concern for their well-being and needs – not whether helping them can somehow be personally beneficial. This “cost/benefit” method of thinking dampens the spirit of true thoughtfulness and renders an act of kindness nearly valueless.</p>

<p>Overall results (score 61)</p>

<p>Overall tendency to be altruistic or egotistic.</p>

<p>According to your score, you are a fairly altruistic person. You often put other people’s needs and welfare first, and are willing to make sacrifices when necessary. Your simple and sometimes even extravagant gestures of kindness likely go a long way to really making someone’s day. To feel as a part of humanity and good about yourself, you likely realize that it is important commit acts of kindness – not only for your own sense of happiness, but for others’ as well. Just make sure that in the process of doing so much for others, your own needs and welfare aren’t left unacknowledged. You deserve just as much as you give!</p>

<p>Empathy (score 73)</p>

<p>The ability to identify with, and understand other people’s circumstances and feelings.</p>

<p>Your results indicate that you are fairly empathetic person. You are generally capable of identifying with other people and their feelings, as well as seeing things from their perspective. Many researchers believe that empathy is a defining characteristic of true altruists. It’s the ability to empathize with others that often motivates people to help someone. Being able to really understand where others’ are coming from and why they would truly benefit from your consideration likely makes any kind gesture you commit all the more meaningful. In addition, taking that moment to put yourself in other people’s shoes and trying to see the world through their eyes has probably helped you learn a lot about not just them, but yourself too.</p>

<p>Helpfulness (score 81)</p>

<p>The willingness to offer aid to others.</p>

<p>Your score on the Helpfulness scale was quite high. You tend to bend over backwards and really go out of your way to help others, and in many cases, will do so without even being asked. As you probably know, offering your support and being there when needed doesn’t just benefit the people around you but yourself as well. Chances are that when you’re in need of a shoulder to lean on, you’ll have someone to turn to. The best part about helping others isn’t only that warm, fuzzy feeling it provokes, but its potentially “infectious” nature as well. That one person you help may do the same for someone else, and so on!</p>

<p>Opportunism (score 71)</p>

<p>Assesses whether your motivation to help others is based on self-interest rather than selflessness.</p>

<p>Your responses allude to the fact that when you help others or extend a kind gesture to them, you generally don’t do so because you really want to. In many cases, you may often have an underlying motive, such as wanting something in return. The hallmark of someone who truly cares about others is a genuine concern for their well-being and needs – not whether helping them can somehow be personally beneficial. This “cost/benefit” method of thinking dampens the spirit of true thoughtfulness and renders an act of kindness nearly valueless. You may want rethink whether this kind of attitude really does benefit you in the long-run, particularly in terms of your principles and the impression you could be giving others.</p>

<p>Oh dear :P.</p>

<p>Haha high five.</p>

<p>I got a 77 overall</p>

<p>According to your score, you are a fairly altruistic person. You often put other people’s needs and welfare first, and are willing to make sacrifices when necessary. Your simple and sometimes even extravagant gestures of kindness likely go a long way to really making someone’s day. To feel as a part of humanity and good about yourself, you likely realize that it is important commit acts of kindness – not only for your own sense of happiness, but for others’ as well. Just make sure that in the process of doing so much for others, your own needs and welfare aren’t left unacknowledged. You deserve just as much as you give! </p>

<p>Empathy (score 71)<br>
The ability to identify with, and understand other people’s circumstances and feelings. </p>

<p>Your results indicate that you are fairly empathetic person. You are generally capable of identifying with other people and their feelings, as well as seeing things from their perspective. Many researchers believe that empathy is a defining characteristic of true altruists. It’s the ability to empathize with others that often motivates people to help someone. Being able to really understand where others’ are coming from and why they would truly benefit from your consideration likely makes any kind gesture you commit all the more meaningful. In addition, taking that moment to put yourself in other people’s shoes and trying to see the world through their eyes has probably helped you learn a lot about not just them, but yourself too. </p>

<p>Helpfulness (score 77)<br>
The willingness to offer aid to others.</p>

<p>Your score on the Helpfulness scale was fairly high. You will often go out of your way to help others, and in some cases, will do so without even being asked. As you likely know, offering your support and being there when needed doesn’t just benefit the people around you but yourself as well. Chances are that when you’re in need of a shoulder to lean on, you’ll have someone to turn to. The best part about helping others isn’t only that warm, fuzzy feeling it provokes, but its potentially “infectious” nature as well. That one person you help may do the same for someone else, and so on! </p>

<p>Opportunism (score 16)<br>
Assesses whether your motivation to help others is based on self-interest rather than selflessness. </p>

<p>Your responses indicate that when you help others and extend a kind gesture to them, you do so because you really want to – not because you want or expect something in return. This is the hallmark of someone who truly cares about others; you are a selfless individual with good intentions. There should be more people like you in this world</p>

<p>actually, I think I'm a bit too altruistic. I need to think about myself more, because I feel like sometimes people take advantage of my willingness to help. :(</p>

<p>This is going to completely ruin my reputation. I'm only like this irl.</p>

<p>Overall results (score 75)</p>

<p>Overall tendency to be altruistic or egotistic.</p>

<p>According to your score, you are a fairly altruistic person. You often put other people’s needs and welfare first, and are willing to make sacrifices when necessary. Your simple and sometimes even extravagant gestures of kindness likely go a long way to really making someone’s day. To feel as a part of humanity and good about yourself, you likely realize that it is important commit acts of kindness – not only for your own sense of happiness, but for others’ as well. Just make sure that in the process of doing so much for others, your own needs and welfare aren’t left unacknowledged. You deserve just as much as you give!</p>

<p>Empathy (score 84)</p>

<p>The ability to identify with, and understand other people’s circumstances and feelings.</p>

<p>Your results indicate that empathy is one of your strong suits. You are able to identify with other people and their feelings, as well as see things from their perspective. Many researchers believe that empathy is a defining characteristic of true altruists. It’s the ability to empathize with others that often motivates people to help someone. Being able to really understand where others’ are coming from and why they would truly benefit from your consideration most likely makes any kind gesture you commit all the more meaningful. In addition, taking that moment to put yourself in other people’s shoes and trying to see the world through their eyes has probably helped you learn a lot about not just them, but yourself too. Well done!</p>

<p>Helpfulness (score 77)</p>

<p>The willingness to offer aid to others.</p>

<p>Your score on the Helpfulness scale was fairly high. You will often go out of your way to help others, and in some cases, will do so without even being asked. As you likely know, offering your support and being there when needed doesn’t just benefit the people around you but yourself as well. Chances are that when you’re in need of a shoulder to lean on, you’ll have someone to turn to. The best part about helping others isn’t only that warm, fuzzy feeling it provokes, but its potentially “infectious” nature as well. That one person you help may do the same for someone else, and so on!</p>

<p>Opportunism (score 37)</p>

<p>Assesses whether your motivation to help others is based on self-interest rather than selflessness.</p>

<p>Your responses indicate that when you help others and extend a kind gesture to them, you usually do so because you really want to – not because you want or expect something in return. This is the hallmark of someone who truly cares about others; you are generally a selfless individual with good intentions.</p>

<p>^^ Wow that's ironic lol</p>

<p>Overall results (score 77)<br>
Overall tendency to be altruistic or egotistic.</p>

<p>According to your score, you are a fairly altruistic person. You often put other people’s needs and welfare first, and are willing to make sacrifices when necessary. Your simple and sometimes even extravagant gestures of kindness likely go a long way to really making someone’s day. To feel as a part of humanity and good about yourself, you likely realize that it is important commit acts of kindness – not only for your own sense of happiness, but for others’ as well. Just make sure that in the process of doing so much for others, your own needs and welfare aren’t left unacknowledged. You deserve just as much as you give! </p>

<p>Empathy (score 88)<br>
The ability to identify with, and understand other people’s circumstances and feelings. </p>

<p>Your results indicate that empathy is one of your strong suits. You are able to identify with other people and their feelings, as well as see things from their perspective. Many researchers believe that empathy is a defining characteristic of true altruists. It’s the ability to empathize with others that often motivates people to help someone. Being able to really understand where others’ are coming from and why they would truly benefit from your consideration most likely makes any kind gesture you commit all the more meaningful. In addition, taking that moment to put yourself in other people’s shoes and trying to see the world through their eyes has probably helped you learn a lot about not just them, but yourself too. Well done! </p>

<p>Helpfulness (score 76)<br>
The willingness to offer aid to others. </p>

<p>Your score on the Helpfulness scale was fairly high. You will often go out of your way to help others, and in some cases, will do so without even being asked. As you likely know, offering your support and being there when needed doesn’t just benefit the people around you but yourself as well. Chances are that when you’re in need of a shoulder to lean on, you’ll have someone to turn to. The best part about helping others isn’t only that warm, fuzzy feeling it provokes, but its potentially “infectious” nature as well. That one person you help may do the same for someone else, and so on! </p>

<p>Opportunism (score 31)<br>
Assesses whether your motivation to help others is based on self-interest rather than selflessness. </p>

<p>Your responses indicate that when you help others and extend a kind gesture to them, you usually do so because you really want to – not because you want or expect something in return. This is the hallmark of someone who truly cares about others; you are generally a selfless individual with good intentions. </p>

<p>Hahah my opportunism score was really low. Empathy was high though!</p>

<p>@chocobok--we got the same score! It's one of my lucky numbers too haha.</p>

<p>Overall: 36</p>

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According to your score, you’re fairly egotistical. Your main priority is often your own needs and welfare – rarely do you put other people first. You look out for your own interests and well-being, and don’t really see a need to concern yourself with those of your fellow men/women. Unfortunately, your general self-absorption is an unhealthy attitude that can leave you as a solitary traveler through life. Being altruistic doesn’t imply you have to give away every last cent and the clothes off your back – simple gestures of kindness (e.g. holding the door open for someone, giving up your seat on a bus to someone who really needs it) can go a long way. To feel a part of humanity and good about yourself, it is important to commit acts of kindness – not only for your own sense of happiness, but for others’ as well.

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<p>Empathy (score 42)</p>

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Your results indicate that you are generally an empathetic person, but aren’t always able or willing to see things from other people’s perspective. You sometimes have difficulty identifying with people and their feelings. Many researchers believe that empathy is a defining characteristic of true altruists. It’s the ability to empathize with others that often motivates people to help someone. Although you may very well be a selfless person, being able to really understand where others’ are coming from and why they would truly benefit from your consideration makes any kind gesture you commit all the more meaningful. Taking a moment to put yourself in other people’s shoes and trying to see the world through their eyes can really teach you a lot about them, and yourself.

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<p>Helpfulness (score 38)</p>

<p>
[quote]
Your score on the Helpfulness scale was rather low. You rarely go out of your way to help others, and even if you do lend a helping hand, you generally won’t do so without being asked. Although you’re not obligated to bend over backwards to help others, offering your support and being there when needed doesn’t just benefit the people around you but yourself as well. If you were to follow this path chances are that when you’re in need of a shoulder to lean on, you’ll have someone to turn to. The best part about helping others isn’t only that warm, fuzzy feeling it provokes, but its potentially “infectious” nature as well. That one person you help may do the same for someone else, and so on!

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<p>Opportunism (score 71)</p>

<p>
[quote]
Your responses allude to the fact that when you help others or extend a kind gesture to them, you generally don’t do so because you really want to. In many cases, you may often have an underlying motive, such as wanting something in return. The hallmark of someone who truly cares about others is a genuine concern for their well-being and needs – not whether helping them can somehow be personally beneficial. This “cost/benefit” method of thinking dampens the spirit of true thoughtfulness and renders an act of kindness nearly valueless. You may want rethink whether this kind of attitude really does benefit you in the long-run, particularly in terms of your principles and the impression you could be giving others.

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<p>Hm, sounds just like me.</p>

<p>Overall results (score 78)
According to your score, you are a fairly altruistic person. You often put other people’s needs and welfare first, and are willing to make sacrifices when necessary. Your simple and sometimes even extravagant gestures of kindness likely go a long way to really making someone’s day. To feel as a part of humanity and good about yourself, you likely realize that it is important commit acts of kindness – not only for your own sense of happiness, but for others’ as well. Just make sure that in the process of doing so much for others, your own needs and welfare aren’t left unacknowledged. You deserve just as much as you give!</p>

<p>Empathy (score 74)
Your results indicate that you are fairly empathetic person. You are generally capable of identifying with other people and their feelings, as well as seeing things from their perspective. Many researchers believe that empathy is a defining characteristic of true altruists. It’s the ability to empathize with others that often motivates people to help someone. Being able to really understand where others’ are coming from and why they would truly benefit from your consideration likely makes any kind gesture you commit all the more meaningful. In addition, taking that moment to put yourself in other people’s shoes and trying to see the world through their eyes has probably helped you learn a lot about not just them, but yourself too.</p>

<p>Helpfulness (score 78)
Your score on the Helpfulness scale was fairly high. You will often go out of your way to help others, and in some cases, will do so without even being asked. As you likely know, offering your support and being there when needed doesn’t just benefit the people around you but yourself as well. Chances are that when you’re in need of a shoulder to lean on, you’ll have someone to turn to. The best part about helping others isn’t only that warm, fuzzy feeling it provokes, but its potentially “infectious” nature as well. That one person you help may do the same for someone else, and so on!</p>

<p>Opportunism (score 19)
Your responses indicate that when you help others and extend a kind gesture to them, you do so because you really want to – not because you want or expect something in return. This is the hallmark of someone who truly cares about others; you are a selfless individual with good intentions. There should be more people like you in this world!</p>

<p>Overall - 39</p>

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According to your score, you’re fairly egotistical. Your main priority is often your own needs and welfare – rarely do you put other people first. You look out for your own interests and well-being, and don’t really see a need to concern yourself with those of your fellow men/women. Unfortunately, your general self-absorption is an unhealthy attitude that can leave you as a solitary traveler through life. Being altruistic doesn’t imply you have to give away every last cent and the clothes off your back – simple gestures of kindness (e.g. holding the door open for someone, giving up your seat on a bus to someone who really needs it) can go a long way. To feel a part of humanity and good about yourself, it is important to commit acts of kindness – not only for your own sense of happiness, but for others’ as well

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<p>Empathy - 56</p>

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Your results indicate that you are generally an empathetic person, but aren’t always able or willing to see things from other people’s perspective. You sometimes have difficulty identifying with people and their feelings. Many researchers believe that empathy is a defining characteristic of true altruists. It’s the ability to empathize with others that often motivates people to help someone. Although you may very well be a selfless person, being able to really understand where others’ are coming from and why they would truly benefit from your consideration makes any kind gesture you commit all the more meaningful. Taking a moment to put yourself in other people’s shoes and trying to see the world through their eyes can really teach you a lot about them, and yourself.

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<p>Helpfulness - 38</p>

<p>
[quote]
Your score on the Helpfulness scale was rather low. You rarely go out of your way to help others, and even if you do lend a helping hand, you generally won’t do so without being asked. Although you’re not obligated to bend over backwards to help others, offering your support and being there when needed doesn’t just benefit the people around you but yourself as well. If you were to follow this path chances are that when you’re in need of a shoulder to lean on, you’ll have someone to turn to. The best part about helping others isn’t only that warm, fuzzy feeling it provokes, but its potentially “infectious” nature as well. That one person you help may do the same for someone else, and so on!

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<p>Oppurtunism - 76</p>

<p>
[quote]
Your responses allude to the fact that when you help others or extend a kind gesture to them, you generally don’t do so because you really want to. In many cases, you may often have an underlying motive, such as wanting something in return. The hallmark of someone who truly cares about others is a genuine concern for their well-being and needs – not whether helping them can somehow be personally beneficial. This “cost/benefit” method of thinking dampens the spirit of true thoughtfulness and renders an act of kindness nearly valueless. You may want rethink whether this kind of attitude really does benefit you in the long-run, particularly in terms of your principles and the impression you could be giving others.

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<p>Overall results (score 78) </p>

<p>Overall tendency to be altruistic or egotistic.</p>

<p>According to your score, you are a fairly altruistic person. You often put other people’s needs and welfare first, and are willing to make sacrifices when necessary. Your simple and sometimes even extravagant gestures of kindness likely go a long way to really making someone’s day. To feel as a part of humanity and good about yourself, you likely realize that it is important commit acts of kindness – not only for your own sense of happiness, but for others’ as well. Just make sure that in the process of doing so much for others, your own needs and welfare aren’t left unacknowledged. You deserve just as much as you give! </p>

<p>Empathy (score 89) </p>

<p>The ability to identify with, and understand other people’s circumstances and feelings. </p>

<p>Your results indicate that empathy is one of your strong suits. You are able to identify with other people and their feelings, as well as see things from their perspective. Many researchers believe that empathy is a defining characteristic of true altruists. It’s the ability to empathize with others that often motivates people to help someone. Being able to really understand where others’ are coming from and why they would truly benefit from your consideration most likely makes any kind gesture you commit all the more meaningful. In addition, taking that moment to put yourself in other people’s shoes and trying to see the world through their eyes has probably helped you learn a lot about not just them, but yourself too. Well done! </p>

<p>Helpfulness (score 73) </p>

<p>The willingness to offer aid to others. </p>

<p>Your score on the Helpfulness scale was fairly high. You will often go out of your way to help others, and in some cases, will do so without even being asked. As you likely know, offering your support and being there when needed doesn’t just benefit the people around you but yourself as well. Chances are that when you’re in need of a shoulder to lean on, you’ll have someone to turn to. The best part about helping others isn’t only that warm, fuzzy feeling it provokes, but its potentially “infectious” nature as well. That one person you help may do the same for someone else, and so on! </p>

<p>Opportunism (score 27) </p>

<p>Assesses whether your motivation to help others is based on self-interest rather than selflessness. </p>

<p>Your responses indicate that when you help others and extend a kind gesture to them, you usually do so because you really want to – not because you want or expect something in return. This is the hallmark of someone who truly cares about others; you are generally a selfless individual with good intentions.</p>

<p>Not surprised at all.</p>

<p>Overall: 74
According to your score, you are a fairly altruistic person. You often put other people’s needs and welfare first, and are willing to make sacrifices when necessary. Your simple and sometimes even extravagant gestures of kindness likely go a long way to really making someone’s day. To feel as a part of humanity and good about yourself, you likely realize that it is important commit acts of kindness – not only for your own sense of happiness, but for others’ as well. Just make sure that in the process of doing so much for others, your own needs and welfare aren’t left unacknowledged. You deserve just as much as you give! </p>

<p>Empathy (score 69)
The ability to identify with, and understand other people’s circumstances and feelings.</p>

<p>Your results indicate that you are fairly empathetic person. You are generally capable of identifying with other people and their feelings, as well as seeing things from their perspective. Many researchers believe that empathy is a defining characteristic of true altruists. It’s the ability to empathize with others that often motivates people to help someone. Being able to really understand where others’ are coming from and why they would truly benefit from your consideration likely makes any kind gesture you commit all the more meaningful. In addition, taking that moment to put yourself in other people’s shoes and trying to see the world through their eyes has probably helped you learn a lot about not just them, but yourself too.</p>

<p>Helpfulness (score 87)
The willingness to offer aid to others.</p>

<p>Your score on the Helpfulness scale was quite high. You tend to bend over backwards and really go out of your way to help others, and in many cases, will do so without even being asked. As you probably know, offering your support and being there when needed doesn’t just benefit the people around you but yourself as well. Chances are that when you’re in need of a shoulder to lean on, you’ll have someone to turn to. The best part about helping others isn’t only that warm, fuzzy feeling it provokes, but its potentially “infectious” nature as well. That one person you help may do the same for someone else, and so on!</p>

<p>Opportunism (score 34)
Assesses whether your motivation to help others is based on self-interest rather than selflessness.</p>

<p>Your responses indicate that when you help others and extend a kind gesture to them, you usually do so because you really want to – not because you want or expect something in return. This is the hallmark of someone who truly cares about others; you are generally a selfless individual with good intentions.</p>

<p>Hmmm, interesting.</p>

<p>Overall results (score 50)</p>

<p>Overall tendency to be altruistic or egotistic.</p>

<p>According to your score, you are generally an altruistic person. Although you don’t always make other people’s needs and welfare your main priority, you are willing to make some sacrifices when necessary. Keep in mind that being altruistic doesn’t imply you have to give away every last cent and the clothes off your back – simple gestures of kindness (e.g. holding the door open for someone, giving up your seat on a bus to someone who really needs it) can go a long way. To feel a part of humanity and good about yourself, it is important commit acts of kindness – not only for your own sense of happiness, but for others’ as well.</p>

<p>Empathy (score 56)</p>

<p>The ability to identify with, and understand other people’s circumstances and feelings.</p>

<p>Your results indicate that you are generally an empathetic person, but aren’t always able or willing to see things from other people’s perspective. You sometimes have difficulty identifying with people and their feelings. Many researchers believe that empathy is a defining characteristic of true altruists. It’s the ability to empathize with others that often motivates people to help someone. Although you may very well be a selfless person, being able to really understand where others’ are coming from and why they would truly benefit from your consideration makes any kind gesture you commit all the more meaningful. Taking a moment to put yourself in other people’s shoes and trying to see the world through their eyes can really teach you a lot about them, and yourself.</p>

<p>Helpfulness (score 69)</p>

<p>The willingness to offer aid to others.</p>

<p>Your score on the Helpfulness scale was fairly high. You will often go out of your way to help others, and in some cases, will do so without even being asked. As you likely know, offering your support and being there when needed doesn’t just benefit the people around you but yourself as well. Chances are that when you’re in need of a shoulder to lean on, you’ll have someone to turn to. The best part about helping others isn’t only that warm, fuzzy feeling it provokes, but its potentially “infectious” nature as well. That one person you help may do the same for someone else, and so on!</p>

<p>Opportunism (score 74)</p>

<p>Assesses whether your motivation to help others is based on self-interest rather than selflessness.</p>

<p>Your responses allude to the fact that when you help others or extend a kind gesture to them, you generally don’t do so because you really want to. In many cases, you may often have an underlying motive, such as wanting something in return. The hallmark of someone who truly cares about others is a genuine concern for their well-being and needs – not whether helping them can somehow be personally beneficial. This “cost/benefit” method of thinking dampens the spirit of true thoughtfulness and renders an act of kindness nearly valueless. You may want rethink whether this kind of attitude really does benefit you in the long-run, particularly in terms of your principles and the impression you could be giving others.</p>

<p>I scored a 25.</p>

<p>This test is clearly and overly biased towards the altruistic ideology. It informs me I have no strengths or even potential strengths, and spits out a laundry-list of so-called "weaknesses." The test classifies altruistic acts as positive, and egotistical acts as negative and detrimental to one's wellbeing.</p>

<p>As evidenced by the test, I'm fairly egotistical, but in no way whatsoever does that inhibit my wellbeing.</p>

<p>Very suprised by this....</p>

<p>Overall-51
According to your score, you are generally an altruistic person. Although you don’t always make other people’s needs and welfare your main priority, you are willing to make some sacrifices when necessary. Keep in mind that being altruistic doesn’t imply you have to give away every last cent and the clothes off your back – simple gestures of kindness (e.g. holding the door open for someone, giving up your seat on a bus to someone who really needs it) can go a long way. To feel a part of humanity and good about yourself, it is important commit acts of kindness – not only for your own sense of happiness, but for others’ as well. </p>

<p>Empathy-71
Your results indicate that you are fairly empathetic person. You are generally capable of identifying with other people and their feelings, as well as seeing things from their perspective. Many researchers believe that empathy is a defining characteristic of true altruists. It’s the ability to empathize with others that often motivates people to help someone. Being able to really understand where others’ are coming from and why they would truly benefit from your consideration likely makes any kind gesture you commit all the more meaningful. In addition, taking that moment to put yourself in other people’s shoes and trying to see the world through their eyes has probably helped you learn a lot about not just them, but yourself too. </p>

<p>Helpfulness-63
Your score on the Helpfulness scale was fairly high. You will often go out of your way to help others, and in some cases, will do so without even being asked. As you likely know, offering your support and being there when needed doesn’t just benefit the people around you but yourself as well. Chances are that when you’re in need of a shoulder to lean on, you’ll have someone to turn to. The best part about helping others isn’t only that warm, fuzzy feeling it provokes, but its potentially “infectious” nature as well. That one person you help may do the same for someone else, and so on! </p>

<p>Opportunism (score 83)
Your responses allude to the fact that when you help others or extend a kind gesture to them, you rarely do so because you really want to. In most cases, you may have an underlying motive, such as wanting something in return. The hallmark of someone who truly cares about others is a genuine concern for their well-being and needs – not whether helping them can somehow be personally beneficial. This “cost/benefit” method of thinking dampens the spirit of true thoughtfulness and renders an act of kindness nearly valueless. You may want rethink whether this kind of attitude really does benefit you in the long-run, particularly in terms of your principles and the impression you could be giving others.</p>

<p>Overall results (score 47)</p>

<p>Overall tendency to be altruistic or egotistic.</p>

<p>According to your score, you are generally an altruistic person. Although you don’t always make other people’s needs and welfare your main priority, you are willing to make some sacrifices when necessary. Keep in mind that being altruistic doesn’t imply you have to give away every last cent and the clothes off your back – simple gestures of kindness (e.g. holding the door open for someone, giving up your seat on a bus to someone who really needs it) can go a long way. To feel a part of humanity and good about yourself, it is important commit acts of kindness – not only for your own sense of happiness, but for others’ as well.</p>

<p>Empathy (score 47)</p>

<p>The ability to identify with, and understand other people’s circumstances and feelings.</p>

<p>Your results indicate that you are generally an empathetic person, but aren’t always able or willing to see things from other people’s perspective. You sometimes have difficulty identifying with people and their feelings. Many researchers believe that empathy is a defining characteristic of true altruists. It’s the ability to empathize with others that often motivates people to help someone. Although you may very well be a selfless person, being able to really understand where others’ are coming from and why they would truly benefit from your consideration makes any kind gesture you commit all the more meaningful. Taking a moment to put yourself in other people’s shoes and trying to see the world through their eyes can really teach you a lot about them, and yourself.</p>

<p>Helpfulness (score 61)</p>

<p>The willingness to offer aid to others.</p>

<p>Your score on the Helpfulness scale was fairly high. You will often go out of your way to help others, and in some cases, will do so without even being asked. As you likely know, offering your support and being there when needed doesn’t just benefit the people around you but yourself as well. Chances are that when you’re in need of a shoulder to lean on, you’ll have someone to turn to. The best part about helping others isn’t only that warm, fuzzy feeling it provokes, but its potentially “infectious” nature as well. That one person you help may do the same for someone else, and so on!</p>

<p>Opportunism (score 69)</p>

<p>Assesses whether your motivation to help others is based on self-interest rather than selflessness.</p>

<p>Your responses allude to the fact that when you help others or extend a kind gesture to them, you generally don’t do so because you really want to. In many cases, you may often have an underlying motive, such as wanting something in return. The hallmark of someone who truly cares about others is a genuine concern for their well-being and needs – not whether helping them can somehow be personally beneficial. This “cost/benefit” method of thinking dampens the spirit of true thoughtfulness and renders an act of kindness nearly valueless. You may want rethink whether this kind of attitude really does benefit you in the long-run, particularly in terms of your principles and the impression you could be giving others.</p>

<p>Overall results (score 82) </p>

<p>According to your score, you are a total altruist. You almost always put other people’s needs and welfare first, and are willing to make whatever sacrifices are necessary. Your often extravagant gestures of kindness likely go a long way to really making someone’s day. Keep in mind however, that while being kind and feeling "connected" to the people around you is very healthy, it is important that you don't neglect yourself. If you are always compromising your own needs for the sake of others, people might wittingly or unwittingly walk all over you. You can learn to gently and fairly assert your own needs and wishes, while still committing regular acts of kindness. Remember, you deserve as much kindness and respect as the next person! </p>

<p>Empathy (score 88)<br>
The ability to identify with, and understand other people’s circumstances and feelings. </p>

<p>Your results indicate that empathy is one of your strong suits. You are able to identify with other people and their feelings, as well as see things from their perspective. Many researchers believe that empathy is a defining characteristic of true altruists. It’s the ability to empathize with others that often motivates people to help someone. Being able to really understand where others’ are coming from and why they would truly benefit from your consideration most likely makes any kind gesture you commit all the more meaningful. In addition, taking that moment to put yourself in other people’s shoes and trying to see the world through their eyes has probably helped you learn a lot about not just them, but yourself too. Well done! </p>

<p>Helpfulness (score 88)<br>
The willingness to offer aid to others. </p>

<p>Your score on the Helpfulness scale was quite high. You tend to bend over backwards and really go out of your way to help others, and in many cases, will do so without even being asked. As you probably know, offering your support and being there when needed doesn’t just benefit the people around you but yourself as well. Chances are that when you’re in need of a shoulder to lean on, you’ll have someone to turn to. The best part about helping others isn’t only that warm, fuzzy feeling it provokes, but its potentially “infectious” nature as well. That one person you help may do the same for someone else, and so on! </p>

<p>Opportunism (score 29)<br>
Assesses whether your motivation to help others is based on self-interest rather than selflessness. </p>

<p>Your responses indicate that when you help others and extend a kind gesture to them, you usually do so because you really want to – not because you want or expect something in return. This is the hallmark of someone who truly cares about others; you are generally a selfless individual with good intentions.</p>

<p>Overall results (score 78)<br>
Overall tendency to be altruistic or egotistic.</p>

<p>According to your score, you are a fairly altruistic person. You often put other people’s needs and welfare first, and are willing to make sacrifices when necessary. Your simple and sometimes even extravagant gestures of kindness likely go a long way to really making someone’s day. To feel as a part of humanity and good about yourself, you likely realize that it is important commit acts of kindness – not only for your own sense of happiness, but for others’ as well. Just make sure that in the process of doing so much for others, your own needs and welfare aren’t left unacknowledged. You deserve just as much as you give! </p>

<p>Empathy (score 76)<br>
The ability to identify with, and understand other people’s circumstances and feelings. </p>

<p>Your results indicate that you are fairly empathetic person. You are generally capable of identifying with other people and their feelings, as well as seeing things from their perspective. Many researchers believe that empathy is a defining characteristic of true altruists. It’s the ability to empathize with others that often motivates people to help someone. Being able to really understand where others’ are coming from and why they would truly benefit from your consideration likely makes any kind gesture you commit all the more meaningful. In addition, taking that moment to put yourself in other people’s shoes and trying to see the world through their eyes has probably helped you learn a lot about not just them, but yourself too. </p>

<p>Helpfulness (score 67)<br>
The willingness to offer aid to others. </p>

<p>Your score on the Helpfulness scale was fairly high. You will often go out of your way to help others, and in some cases, will do so without even being asked. As you likely know, offering your support and being there when needed doesn’t just benefit the people around you but yourself as well. Chances are that when you’re in need of a shoulder to lean on, you’ll have someone to turn to. The best part about helping others isn’t only that warm, fuzzy feeling it provokes, but its potentially “infectious” nature as well. That one person you help may do the same for someone else, and so on! </p>

<p>Opportunism (score 9)<br>
Assesses whether your motivation to help others is based on self-interest rather than selflessness. </p>

<p>Your responses indicate that when you help others and extend a kind gesture to them, you do so because you really want to – not because you want or expect something in return. This is the hallmark of someone who truly cares about others; you are a selfless individual with good intentions. There should be more people like you in this world!</p>

<p>36
And ppl don't need to post the descriptions, since we have most of them already, just the numbers</p>