Empathy, in general understanding, is the experience of one to understand another person from their perspective. When I was still a layman yet to enter the psychological academia, I thought empathy as simply “a feeling” I can control about. Yet such broad sense holds much blurriness – how to define one having empathy? How to determine more/less empathy? Can empathy be enhanced?
For deepening interpretation, different research perspectives attempt to rationalize empathy’s functional role in their own “languages”.