The two sides of Empathy

Empathy is considered to be an overwhelmingly positive attribute. It is associated with kindness, compassion and social cohesion. Kids with empathetic parents have well-documented advantages: less depression, less aggression, more empathy themselves. Most psychologists would argue that empathy is a learned behavior rather than an inherent quality. Much like language, there is a threshold for assimilating empathy. Children … More The two sides of Empathy