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Against Empathy from Boston Review. Most people see the benefits of empathy as too obvious to require justification.
Well, the difference between sympathy and empathy seems rather confusing to me as I don’t think I’ve heard it quite that way before. But that aside, I guess that I usually hope to show sympathy or empathy unless it is enabling bad behavior.
Empathy is the capacity to understand or feel what another person is experiencing from within their frame of reference, that is, the capacity to place oneself in another's position. There are many definitions for empathy that encompass a broad range of emotional states.Types of empathy include cognitive empathy, emotional empathy, and somatic empathy.
So, here it comes - the "E" word - empathy. On the wall in one of my childhood classrooms was a copy of Norman Rockwell's painting, "The Golden Rule." I recall staring at those words, day after ...
working in Mental Health required Empathy to really help Sympathy would drown me with the other person ,especially when working with people that suffered from Borderline Personality disorder certainly to validate the persons pain was important then to move on with empathy was the challenge .It has taught me much .But so much more that I need to learn esp. as I deal with those that I love.
Caruso "During empathy one is simply 'there for' the other individual, when experiencing their own feelings while listening to the other, i.e. during sympathy, the listener pays attention to something about themselves, and is not 'there for' the client."
Seven years ago, before launching Femgineer and having Kim Scott on FemgineerTV, I had to make my first sales hire for my second startup, BizeeBee.I had never hired a salesperson before. Most of my hiring experience had been with technical folks such as engineers, designers, and product managers.
There are many names for being ‘empathic’ or being an ‘empath’, but the most common name for this ability or skill is ‘clairsentient’ – the ability to ‘sense clearly’.
HOW TO CITE THIS BRANCH ENTRY (MLA format) published March 2012. Greiner, Rae. “1909: The Introduction of the Word ‘Empathy’ into English.”
I’ve noticed (with my clients and myself) that the more stressed and under pressure we are, the less empathy we (usually) are able to feel. It stands to reason that the enormous stress and pain of the economic downturn would have similar effects on many people.