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Empathy vs sympathy

Empathy is different to sympathy.  Empathy creates connection while sympathy drives connection.

Empathy is climbing down to the other person's level and seeing the world from their perspective. Sympathy is viewing the person from your own perspective.

An empathic response rarely starts with "At least..." to explore the "silver lining".

"I had a miscarriage"

"At least you know you can get pregnant."

"I think my marriage is falling apart."

"At least you have a marriage."

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Brené Brown on Empathy

Brené Brown on Empathy

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