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5 Ways to Know if You Are an Empathetic or Sympathetic Person

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Are you an Empathetic person or a Sympathetic person? The Difference Between Being an Empathetic or Sympathetic Person  By Cathedral of the Soul  It is very common in everyday life to say that a particular person was sympathetic to us or that he had a lot of empathy as if they both had similar meanings. But are empathy and sympathy even the same? By evaluating our attitudes, we can know if we have more sympathy or empathy for the other. We present here, five tips that can help you identify whether you are an empathetic or sympathetic person: “All I ever wanted was to reach out and touch another human being not just with my hands but with my heart.” ~ Tahereh Mafi, Shatter Me   Empathetic versus Sympathetic Tip #1 – Evaluate your perspective on the other person Being nice, sweet or sympathetic is different from being empathetic! Although sympathy and empathy are words that have a vague relation, their meanings they are entirely different. Empathy refers to a connection with the other, where it is possible. It means to understand the emotions of others, to see how the others see and feel. Sympathy refers to having a kind of affection for someone, even without knowing this person more earnestly.   Empathetic versus Sympathetic Tip #2 – Recognize Your Emotions Knowing what the other person is feeling and recognizing their emotions is an important point to identify if you are being an empathetic or sympathetic person. In empathy, you create a connection with the other person, which enables you to put yourself in the other’s place. In sympathy, you look outside the situation without engaging the feeling or what happens to the other. This is not to say that you feel absolutely nothing about what the other person is feeling, but you...

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