A deep appreciation for another’s situation and point of view.
- sensing other’s feeling and perspective and taking an active interest in their concern.
- empathy contributes to our ability to our ability to recognize the mental state of others and to take on their perspective.
FORMS OF EMPATHY:
We recognize what another person is feeling.
We actually feel what the person is feeling.
We want to help the person deal with their situation and emotions.
EMPATHY IN ACTION:
Empathy begin with awareness, understanding,feeling , caring, perceiving a similarity of experience and compassion. But the difficult part of empathy is taking action that ‘ truly helps another’.
To show empathy is to identify with another’s feelings It is to emotionally put yourself in the place of another. The ability to empathize is directly dependent on your ability to feel your own feelings and identify them. If you have never felt a certain feeling, it will be hard for you to understand how another person is feeling