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Table 3 Pearson’s correlations between empathy measures, submissive compassion, compassionate goals and self-image goals

From: Measuring competitive self-focus perspective taking, submissive compassion and compassion goals

  RMET (EQ) Total (EQ) Cognitive Empathy (EQ) Emotional Reactivity (EQ) Social Skills CPT Sub. Comp.
(EQ) Empathy Quotient Total .09       
(EQ) Cognitive Empathy .07 .86**      
(EQ) Emotional Reactivity .06 .85** .56**     
(EQ) Social Skills .12 .71** .52** .41**    
CPT -.03 .14 a .33** -.06 .07   
Submissive Compassion -.14 a .07 .11 .13 -.17* .07  
Compassionate Goals (controlling for self-image goals) .13 .47** .40** .49** .23** .05 .02
Self-Image Goals -.02 -.16* -.06 -.13 -.28** .20** .42**
  1. EQ Empathy quotient, CPT Competitive perspective taking scale, RMET Reading the mind in the eyes test, Sub Comp Submissive compassion
  2. *p <0.05; ** p < 0.01 are significance in bold
  3. aapproaches significance (p < .06)