The ability to "mind-read" is a rare and valuable human characteristic. Emotional intelligence and empathy are two skills that assist us navigate our social world and interact effectively with others. However, not everyone is an expert at decoding emotions. Whether you're using a mind reader online or offline, it's always interesting to get a behind-the-scenes look at the study you've read about. Do you think the results are accurate? It helps to know whether you believe their procedures and measures are valid before making that decision. This test is commonly used in empathy and emotional recognition studies. Second, this task is quite amusing. As you can see from the images above, they're really bad.