Form C5F: Interpersonal Reactivity Index (IRI) — Informant Questionnaire Scores Calculator

Directions: Indicate how well each statement describes the participant's CURRENT behavior. There are no right or wrong answers; we just want to get your impression of how you think the subject typically behaves. If you have questions about how to complete this questionnaire, please ask a staff member, and they will be happy to help you.

The subject shows tender, concerned feelings for people less fortunate than him/her.
The subject sometimes finds it difficult to see things from the "other guy's" point of view.
Sometimes the subject does NOT feel very sorry for other people when they are having problems.
The subject tries to look at everybody's side of a disagreement before he/she makes a decision.
If the subject sees somebody being taken advantage of, the subject feels kind of protective towards him/her.
The subject is likely to try to understand others better by imagining how things look from their perspective.
Other people's misfortunes do NOT usually disturb the subject a great deal.
If the subject is sure he/she is right about something, he/she doesn't waste much time listening to other people's arguments.
If the subject sees someone being treated unfairly, the subject doesn't feel much pity for him/her.
The subject is often quite touched by things he/she sees happen.
The subject believes that there are two sides to every question and tries to look at both of them.
I would describe the subject as a pretty soft-hearted person.
If the subject is upset at someone, the subject usually tries to put him/herself "in the other person's shoes" for awhile.
Before criticizing me, the subject is likely to imagine how he/she would feel if he/she were in my place.

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Empathic Score (EC) (7–35):
Perspective-taking Score (PT) (7–35):

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