Characteristics of people who lack empathy?

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Characteristics of people who lack empathy?

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Characteristics of people who have empathy?

Can you nominate representative individual or stereotype?

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empathy involves understanding the emotional states of other people
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Leslie Bloom earned 200 total points
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This is the best video I have ever seen describe the characteristics of someone who is empathetic.

It also does a great job describing the differences between sympathy and empathy, which are often confused.
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and pity <> sympathy <> empathy <> emphatic
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Time to close this one and move on to other questions.

Thank you, and a hearty welcome to P&R, ('other' TA's).

[An aside: As I close this out, I cannot help but notice you already have a single point this month, when I was tempted to claim to be providing you with your first ones for the new month. Do please consider helping to derive comments for other considerations.]

Thank you as well for helping me uncover other areas to explore (like emotions & sympathy & pity...)
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