EMPATHY & COMPASSION

WHAT IS "EMPATHY"? SYMPATHY? SENSITIVITY? EMOTION? Offering a range of articles addressing the many issues, concerns and aspects involved when considering the role and effects of empathy, empathic feelings and empathic responses. Included are perspectives, articles and findings which together address why there such a wide range of individual differences regarding empathy? Why some are incapable of empathy that they are actually narcissists and sociopaths? What accounts for the individual differences  regarding degrees of empathic capability? Stories will cover articles about the aforementioned questions, Aa well as stories which are indicative of situations one generally feels empathy towards or about. Some are certainly incapable of any empathy, and overall the experience of empathy encompasses a wide spectrum. In some empathic feelings are so heightened that it can cause significant difficulties regarding the ability to function in a manner which does serve your best interests as well. • Why? What differentiates where one falls along that spectrum? • How Does It Happen? •What role does Empathy play in our lives? •Can it be nurtured and reinforced at a later point in life, if not as a child? • Is it nature or nurture? • How does it impact us, our communities, our families and the world as a whole? • Welcome. Please provide feedback anytime. I intend to provide a range of articles addressing the many aforementioned issues, concerns and aspects involved when considering the role and effects of empathy, empathic feelings and empathic responses.