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WHY UNDERSTANDING EMPATHY INTELLECTUALLY DOESN’T WORK

WHY UNDERSTANDING EMPATHY INTELLECTUALLY DOESN’T WORK

One of the things I do when I'm preparing to write an article is search and see what the current conversation around a particular topic looks like. When I search for Empathy, the vast majority of articles boil down to a definition of what empathy is. Some of these...

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SYMPATHY VS. EMPATHY

SYMPATHY VS. EMPATHY

Sympathy is the intellectual understanding of what it must be like to be having the experience I am currently having. Sympathy resides almost entirely in the realm of the intellectual, and consequently it is very safe. When you sympathize with me, I get the experience...

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TRANSFORMATION REQUIRES SELFISH MOTIVATION

TRANSFORMATION REQUIRES SELFISH MOTIVATION

The thing that makes empathy a tricky concept for driven leaders is that it seems entirely driven by someone else's needs. "Why should I bother empathizing here? It's not me that's struggling with the feeling. It's them. And if I'm not struggling, then it's possible...

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