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Empathy versus sympathy

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Geoff-Allen, Sep 17, 2019.

  1. Geoff-Allen

    Geoff-Allen Resident megalomaniac

    Sep 9, 2014
    I hope you are all well and enjoying your time here on this planet!

    I remember having a discussion about the difference between empathy and sympathy.

    As this article says -

    You’d be forgiven for mistaking sympathy and empathy for synonyms. Much of pop culture and even many dictionaries confuse the two. On a basic level, they are similar. But in a very meaningful, practical way—empathy and sympathy are two separate practices and distinct emotional responses. We'll identify the difference between empathy and sympathy by exploring their roots and meanings.

    For more details click here -

    The Meaning of Empathy and Sympathy—and How to Tell the Difference!

    Also click on the link to three kinds of empathy.

    Enjoy your day!