Empathy …Clearing Up Misconceptions …The good and bad of Empathy

Seminal studies by Daniel Batson and Nancy Eisenberg have shown that people higher in empathy are more likely to help others in need, even when doing so cuts against their self-interest.

Empathy reduces prejudice and racism:
Empathy is good for your marriage:
Empathy reduces bullying:
Empathy promotes heroic acts:
Empathy fights inequality.
Empathy is good for the office:
Empathy is good for health care:

For more: Consider the dark sides to empathy: Some argue that sociopaths can use empathy to help them exploit or even torture people, and caregivers risk feeling emotionally overwhelmed if they can’t regulate their empathy.