Erosion of Empathy
Developmental psycho-pathologist Simon Baron-Cohen put forward the idea of empathy erosion, which one can use to more deeply examine various psychological types such as psychopathy and autism. We all lie somewhere from high to low on a scale, as aspects of psychopathy are to some degree in all of us. He suggests looking at how empathy deficit exists in a spectrum, and that a psychopathic condition indicates near zero empathy.
What is empathy?
Empathy allows us to deeply connect with
others at an emotional level, to imagine
and even experience another person’s pain,
joy and sadness.
by NOZOMI HAYASE