Walking in someone’s shoes makes you LESS empathetic, says study

Researchers claim that having experience of the same problems as someone else could make you even less empathetic to their plight. This is because we tend to forget just how difficult our own hardships were, and so we have less compassion for people dealing with the same problems

  • Researchers say we tend to forget the pain and stress of past hardships
  • This means we have less compassion for people with the same problems 
  • If we’ve overcome a problem, we feel others should be able to do the same