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Empathy vs. Sympathy

Is that “empathy” or “sympathy” you’re showing? While the two words are often incorrectly used interchangeably, the difference in their emotional impact is important. Empathy, as the ability to actually feel what another person is feeling — literally “walk a mile in their shoes” — goes beyond sympathy, a simple expression of concern for another person’s misfortune. Taken to extremes, deep or extended feelings of empathy can actually be harmful to one’s emotional health.

https://www.thoughtco.com/the-difference-between-empathy-and-sympathy-4154381

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