I feel for you Empathy:
Writers oftentimes confuse the two words empathy and sympathy. They are usually used in similar contexts, a death in the family, a job loss, a robbery, etc. So in order to keep our writing precise, we should be careful not to mix either of them up.
Today I want to illustrate the differences between empathy vs. A tornado once destroyed my house. Having been late to work many times himself, the boss had empathy on the employee who was late.
In the example above, the boss, having been late to work himself, had empathy for and understood why the employee was late for work. Empathy is the newer of the two words, with its first use recorded in Sympathy, on the other hand, has a first recorded use in the late s.
Their sympathy for the victims led them to donate. So you can clearly see the difference between the two words. You may feel bad for the person who was just laid off from their job, but if you have never been laid off yourself, you cannot have empathy for him or her. Sympathize This same thought process underlines the two verb forms of empathy and sympathy, empathize and sympathize.
Empathize denotes a stronger, more personal sense of shared feeling than does sympathize. You can share or even understand the pain someone is going through without going through it yourself.
It is much more personal and specific than sympathy. To give another example, I may sympathize with the person whose house was just burglarized because I can understand how vulnerable it must make one feel, but I cannot have empathy because my house has never been robbed.
Remember the Difference Here are two tricks to remember which of these words is which: Summary The two words sympathy vs. Empathy is more specific and personal than sympathy. It involves personally putting yourself in that persons shoes and knowing what they are going through.BUT, we should be able to know what the difference is between Empathy and Sympathy and Apathy.
Empathy is fellow feeling and a tool to connect to someone on an interpersonal level that can offer. The terms empathy and sympathy are often confused and with good reason. Both of the words deal with the relationship a person has to the feelings and experiences of another person.
Both of the words deal with the relationship a person has to the feelings and experiences of another person.
Empathy vs. Sympathy 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.
Brené Brown. Empathy, on the other hand, requires that one internalize the feelings of another. However, sympathy, unlike empathy, does not involve a shared perspective or shared emotions, and while the facial expressions of sympathy do convey caring and concern, they do not convey shared.
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.
Empathy and Sympathy had been hi-jacked by some negative, probably Racist comment and the stream of responses to it, but having read them, discover that they are a better example of the differences between Empathy and Sympathy (or the lack thereof) than any dry analysis.