3. Compassionate empathy

Compassionate empathy is all about finding the right balance between logic and emotion.

Compassionate empathy deals with Intellect, emotion, and action. It’s what we typically understand as having empathy for others, like feeling someone’s pain and taking action.

Example of emotional empathy : When you see someone on the street asking for money, food, or help, you immediately walk over to them.

Pros: Compassionate empathy is the kind of empathy everyone should strive to have. It’s what we understand as having compassion for others and being concerned to help solve their problems.

Cons: This is the type of empathy most people desire, but it’s hard for some to practice. You fully need to understand and sympathize with other people, while also taking action to help them.

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