Empathy vs Sympathy – Difference and Comparison

 Empathy is the ability to mutually experience the thoughts, emotions, and direct experience of others. It goes beyond sympathy, which is a feeling of care and understanding for the suffering of others. Both words have similar usage but differ in their emotional meaning.


1 Emotional differences
2 Origin of the words
3 Relation
4 Examples of empathy and sympathy
5 Empathy as a communication skill
6 Video explaining the differences
7 See Also
8 References