The Ultimate Revelation of Sympathy vs. Empathy

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It’s time to discuss two qualities that many people these days lack. Empathy vs. sympathy. Most people don’t have it and don’t know the difference. So I wanted to be the one to educate you all about the streets and why finding someone who possesses these characteristics might be a blessing. But first, if you’re new here, make sure to subscribe so you don’t miss any future entries.

The Definitions




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noun: sympathy

  1. 1. feelings of pity and sorrow for someone else’s misfortune.”they had great sympathy for the flood victims”
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noun: empathy

  1. the ability to understand and share the feelings of another.

My Take

In actuality, I can’t date someone who doesn’t understand the difference or possesses any of these characteristics. I’ve been with someone who was incapable of feeling pity or empathy for anyone or anything. He seemed to be pitying me or unconcerned about my feelings. Someone who doesn’t have enough space to display either of these, I believe. Sympathy, in my opinion, is more of an emotional state, whereas empathy is an action. Empathy is the ability to put oneself in someone else’s shoes and understand what they’re going through.

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You are placing yourself in their shoes to comprehend what they are going through, whether it is with regard to a romantic relationship, a friendship, or even someone who is homeless. Another problem is the lack of empathy displayed by many politicians and celebrities. That’s unfortunate because you need to understand what people outside of your community and group are going through.

So, for those who want a quick summary of what each is, here it is. Empathy means “feeling with” while sympathy means “feeling for.” I want everyone to remember these definitions so that we can all improve as humans and have better interactions with one another.

Remember, Sympathy and empathy are different things, but they both involve similar feelings of compassion and an understanding of the suffering of others.

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12 thoughts on “The Ultimate Revelation of Sympathy vs. Empathy

  1. This was a good read. Sometimes people really need to be reminded that sympathy and empathy are different but similar.

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