I used to be able to select text then use the eye dropper tool to click on another paragraph and that style would be applied to the selected type.
I believe this is no longer working in Illustrator either.
I wish I was having the same result.
I am on Mac OS Sierra, 10.12.1, iMac 27" Late 2013...
I will try restoring my InDesign preferences.
Restoring my preferences worked!