Ability to put oneself in another person's place and feel what that person feels. (190)
Empathy: I am going to let Kuan Yin define this one. Kuan Yin goes on to say, “There is a difference between empathy and compassion. The path of the empath is the “emotional path” whereas the path of compassion is the Integrated Ascended Master path or “involved detachment” path. Whereas the empath takes on the emotional suffering of an individual the Integrated Ascended Master chooses involved detachment where one shows compassion towards the Spiritual tests and lessons of others, however, does not take it on as their own! This is a big difference
An act of imaginatively stepping into another person's perspective and considering how things look from over there, as if one were an insider while one is not one in fact. Success in empathetic understanding would be a matter of having (temporarily, in an act of imagination) entered the perspective of the other person sufficiently well to be able to re-present it credibly to others, especially and above all in a way that is recognizable and credible to those persons who themselves occupy that perspective.
an understanding of events, beliefs, values and attitudes from the perspective of others.
The ability to see things from another's point of view.
The ability to understand the experience or emotional state of another person or animal. Often used to refer to an apparently psychic ability to experience another person's sensations, pain or emotions.
Awareness and understanding of another's feelings and thoughts. See primary empathy and advanced accurate empathy.
To understand how a person feels. Contrast with sympathy, which means to feel what the other person is feeling. When we listen empathetically, we are genuinely trying to understand the other person's feelings and concerns.
Empathy is the ability to understand how only people are feeling and to identify with the likely emotions. Developing empathy involves several processes: recognizing the emotional state of another person; perspective taking; having a similar emotional response; and acting on it (e.g., expressing sympathy). People with Asperger's often have difficulty expressing or feeling empathy because of not being able to complete one or more of these processes involved in developing empathy.
Putting oneself in the psychological frame of reference of another.
Knowing what the other person feels. Putting yourself in the other's place. Treating others the way you would want to be treated. ("Alex thought about punishing his son with a belt, but used empathy to think how he would feel if he were beaten that way, and sent him to his room for several hours instead.")
The ability to comprehend and understand the experience or emotional state of another person or animal. Often used to describe the "psychic" ability to experience another person's sensations, physical pain, or emotions. See also "clairsentience" and "intuition".
the ability to put oneself in the shoes of another person-to experience events and emotions (e.g., joy and sadness) the way that person experiences them
The ability to recognize the feelings of others and respond appropriately.
Projection of personalities so a mutuality exists in understandings, feelings and thoughts. One who is sensitive to the feelings and thoughts of another would be an empath.
Empathy refers to the capacity to feel, share and understand the emotions of others.
the projection of one's own personality into the personality of another in order to understand the person better; ability to share in another's emotions, thoughts, or feelings.
More than feeling compassion or sympathy "for" another person, empathy puts you in their shoes to feel "with" them or "as one" with them. First used in English in the early twentieth century to translate the German psychoanalytic term EinfÃ1/4hlung, meaning "to feel as one with", though in practice more closely translating the German MitgefÃ1/4hl, "to feel with" someone.
Understanding how others feel.
The action of understanding, being aware of, being sensitive to, and vicariously experiencing the feelings, thoughts, and experience of another of either the past or present without having the feelings, thoughts, and experience fully communicated in an objectively explicit manner; also : the capacity for this.
a caring identification with the thoughts or feelings of others
Appreciation of another's problems and feelings without experiencing the same emotional reaction. To be distinguished from sympathy, which is usually nonobjective and noncritical.
Reacting to another's feelings with an emotional response that is similar to the other's response.
Audience members' identification with dramatic characters and their consequent shared feelings with the plights and fortunes of those characters. Empathy is one of the principal effects of good drama.
understanding and entering into another's feelings
Demonstrating an understanding of a customer's point of view and feelings about a situation by using phrases such as "I can imagine this must be very upsetting".
Understanding and feeling from the point of view of the other person.
Beyond sympathetic identification with a character.
identification with and understanding of another's situation, feelings, and motives.
The ability to place oneself in another personÃ¢Â€(tm)s perspective in order to better understand that personÃ¢Â€(tm)s point of view. Empathy provides more complete understanding than sympathy.
To experience the experiences of the other so intimately as if they were one's own, but never to lose the "as if" status.
the capacity to feel emotions similar to those felt by another person.
Understanding how another person feels.
A feeling of compassion and tenderness upon viewing a victim's plight.
The feeling or capacity for awareness, understanding, and sensitivity one experiences when hearing or reading of some event or activity of others, thus imagining the same sensations as that of those actually experiencing them.
A feeling on connectedness and understanding with another person or people.
feeling of concern and understanding for another's situation or feelings. Also, an emotional feeling of identification or understanding of a work of art.
the process of becoming acutely aware of the internal experience of another person and conveying this awareness to them.
understanding another person's feelings by remembering or imagining being in a similar situation.
The ability to listen deeply to another personâ€™s story or experience and connect to the personâ€™s feelings and story.
being able to identify with another personâ€™s feelings, motives, and situations; being able to put oneself in anotherâ€™s place.
The ability to detect, understand, and share another person's feelings. It differs from sympathy, which is a similarity of feelings or compassion or pity.
Understanding another person’s point of view in a manner that still allows objective reasoning.
Understanding, not sympathy or pity.
The ability to psychically detect the emotions of others.
Ethical decision-making model Experience qualities
A direct emotional response to another person's emotions.
The ability to recognize and share the emotions of another person.
Rarely used in modern parapsychology, the popular usage of this term refers to a low-level form of telepathy wherein the empath appears to be aware of the emotional state of a distant person. An empath may also be able to "broadcast" emotions to others.
putting yourself in the position of the other person rather than sympathy, which is feeling for a person, e.g. 'I knew what she was going through as I lost my job last year as well'
The ability to project oneself into another person's point of view in an attempt to experience the other's thoughts and feelings.
An understanding and sharing of the feelings of others.