View past chats on this topic: October 6, 2019 and March 13, 2022. (You may also be interested in our other empathy chat.)

Empathy involves different abilities and skills. For example, researchers often distinguish affective empathy (feeling distress, sympathy, or compassion in response to others’ emotions) from cognitive empathy (understanding what others think or feel). #AutChat

Q1: Does a distinction between affective and cognitive empathy capture your own experiences? How or how not? #AutChat

Q2: What about empathy do you find easier? Harder? #AutChat

Q3: What’s your experience with other people expressing empathy toward you (or not)? When does it help you? When doesn’t it? #AutChat

Q4: How do you think empathy and justice/injustice do or don’t relate? For you, or for other people, or both. #AutChat

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