So are you like me? Are you a fantasizer? Here are a few sample items from the scale so you can find out:
1. I daydream and fantasize, with some regularity, about things that might happen to me.
2. I really get involved with the feelings of the characters in novels.
3. After seeing a play or movie, I have felt as though I were one of the characters.
(This scale is typically rated from 0-4, with 0 = Does not describe me at all and 4 = Describes me very well).
If you'd like to take the whole Interpersonal Reactivity Index, go here to download a word doc with the whole scale.
So what'd you find out... are you a fantasizer? Is there a particular tv show, movie or book that really gets you?
Davis, M. (1983). Measuring individual differences in empathy: Evidence for a multidimensional approach. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 44 (1), 113-126 DOI: 10.1037/0022-35184.108.40.206