Why I flunked the empathy test

I don’t know if it’s actually possible to “flunk” an empathy test, but I did score far lower than average (though at least slightly higher than most people with Asperger syndrome).    I’m a little thrown off by the revelation that I’m an insensitive jerk . . .   Though maybe it’s because I said  that I usually prefer animals to people.   Personally, I think having compassion for things most people avoid – like spiders and rats, makes me exceptionally empathetic. . . but who knows.  Apparently I have no grasp of what’s going on around me.

flunk your own empathy test

and here’s a painting of a sad ugly animal who is more sensitive than he looks.

"A Monster Among Pretty Things" - mixed media on wood with resin, 2011
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