Empathy vs. Sympathy

March 18, 2014

Thought this short animation piece (under 3 minutes) on the difference between empathy and sympathy is entertaining at the same time that it starts a great conversation about the basic differences between these two verbs and their actions – take a look and let me know what you think!



2 thoughts on “Empathy vs. Sympathy

  1. Thanks for sharing this with us, Suzanne.
    I’ve been known to describe empathy in some curious ways that aren’t helpful. THIS piece from Brene is very helpful, both in understanding and in allowing that what we can do to help is to allow ourselves to match our own difficult feelings with those of another human being; be vulnerable with them… be courageous.

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