Empathy is connecting with the emotion that someone is experiencing, not the event or the circumstance.
Brene Brown

Empathy vs Sympathy

Empathy vs Sympathy

Jul 10, 2020-- Empathy and sympathy are not just two different approaches to confronting the emotional challenges of others; they are diametrically opposite responses in many important ways. Sympathy places another's problems at a distance from us, places us in a position of superiority, and "drives separation", says the film's narrator, Dr. Bren Brown. Empathy, on the other hand, requires that one internalize the feelings of another. That shared experience drives interpersonal connection, she says. "What makes things better is connection." (3238 reads)


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