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.