What is the difference between Sympathy and Empathy? Thanks.

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tiffy 7330

Empathy - Understanding what others are feeling because you have experienced it yourself or can put yourself in their shoes.

Example: I understand why you are not joining the baseball group because I also felt the same when they blamed me for losing the tournament.

Sympathy - Acknowledging another person's emotional hardships and providing comfort and assurance.

Example: I am sorry to hear the death of your dog Cassie.

 

 

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