It is estimated that apaths make up at least 65% of people in a given population. It has been tested using bystander studies, obedience studies and the results of the empathy quotient testing.

The empathy bell curve is shown below. 20% are thought to have a high empathy default position, even less are exceptional altruists. Between 1-4% is the usual estimate given for prevalence of antisocial personality disorders with a 10% of the population in the grey area (everyday sadists).

Source: The Empathy Trap


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