Mutual Connections in Between Empathy and Personality Traits of Helping Professions

Dominika Doktorová, Veronika Kalivodová, Jana Hubinská

Abstract


The aim of the research was an examination and determination of relations between the empathy and personality. We focused on which personal features could predict the empathy.  The study investigated 240 respondents from 30 to 35 years, 128 women and 112 men in helping professions. For determination of the empathy level we used non-standardized questionnaire Empathy Quotient EQ, for determination of personal features we used the first part of standardized Clinical analysis questionnaire CAQ– the range of normal personality. The difference between women and men was only in personal characteristics: dominance and hypersensitivity. The obtained results proved the relation between empathy and personality. Regarding to personal features and empathy, based on linear regression analyze were found the relations between empathy and emotional stability.


Keywords


Empathy; Helping professions; Satisfaction with life; Personality; Personality traits;

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