Post by Radrook Admin on Nov 23, 2019 16:55:47 GMT -5
Psychology Today Magazine Articles on Empathy
One who empathizes suffers along with the one who feels the sensations directly. Empathy is similar to sympathy, but empathy usually suggests stronger, more instinctive feeling. So a person who feels sympathy, or pity, for victims of a war in Asia may feel empathy for a close friend going through the much smaller disaster of a divorce. www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/empathy
Sometimes we expect close relatives to emphasize with our own suffering and find it over distressing when they display what appears to us as profound indifference. An understanding of the different reasons why people behave in that way might help us to deal with such behavior without negatively judging the people involved as being evil. The articles provided below are for that purpose.
Why Some People Seem to Lack Empathy Why friends sometimes shun each other when they should be there instead.
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