Answering the Question, “What is Empathy?”

Have you ever been told you are not a very empathic person? This may have made you wonder -What is empathy and why is it important? The simplest definition of empathy is the capability to comprehend and share the emotions of another.

…  Empathy shows itself through a wide assortment of actions, such as caring about another person, wanting to help someone, experiencing the feelings of someone else, and understanding the thoughts or emotions of another person. It is an essential element of being richly human. Do your best each day to show empathy and you will see a vast improvement in how you see others and how they view you.